Another minor raped; accused remanded to police custody

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IMPHAL, March 10: Just two days after the observation of the International Women’s Day, where calls were given for ensuring the safety of women, another minor girl has been allegedly raped in the state. The police has reportedly arrested the accused while an angry mob dismantled the house of the accused in the evening today.

A 16 year old student was allegedly raped by a neighbor late last night around 11:30pm at an open area at Khundol, Irengbam Sabal Leirak under Kakching Police Station, while the victim’s family was attending a feast at a nearby brick farm.

Police have arrested the accused Huidrom Sanjoy (27) son of H Tomba Singh of Irengban Sabal Leikai.

The acussed’s house is about 150 meters far from the victim’s residence.

It is learnt that taking advantage of the absence of family elders, the accused Sanjoy entered the victim’s house and threatened her that he would kill her if she made any sound. He took her outside to a deserted place and allegedly raped her.

The Kakching PS has registered a case under IPC Section 366 A/354/376.

Both the accused and the victim were today taken to the RIMS Forensic Medicine Dept where medical examination was conducted.

The accused was later produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Thoubal and remanded to police custody till March 14.

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