Woman gang raped; accused remanded to police custody

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IMPHAL, September 24: In yet another instance of the rising crime against women in the State, a woman coming to find a rented house at Yairipok area in Thoubal district was allegedly raped by a Tata Magic driver and three of his friends.

The four accused in the gang rape have been arrested by a team of police led by OC Yairipok Police Station and OC CDO Yairipok under the supervision of SDPO Yairipok Police S Hemanta yesterday around 6.30 pm. The victim has also been rescued by the police team.

The arrested rapists are identified as Maibam Rabi, 24 son of M Brojen of Nongpok Sekmai; Thangjam Somorjit, 23 son of Th Naba of Churachandpur Thengra Leirak; Maibam Boycha Meitei, 26 son of M Shyamkumar of Nongpok Sekmai Lila Kambong and Kiyam Hemanta alias Nanao, 24 son of K Lokendra of Moirang Khuthekpi Mayai Leikai.

After registering a case at Yairipok Police Station against them, the four accused were produced before the Court of CJM Thoubal today.

The court remanded the accused to police custody till September 28.

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