Rape accused attacked at Court complex

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IMPHAL, Apr 25: Irate women folk attacked Thongam Sadananda, one of the accused of raping two minor girls on the eve of Cheiraoba festival on April 24 night while he was produced before the Special Court of POCSO Imphal East at Uripok Cheirap Court complex today noon.

Since early morning, a large number of women folk gathered at the Court complex knowing that the accused who is in custody of Imphal East Women police station will be produced before the Court.

Thongam Sadananda (22) s/o (L) Shamu of Moirang Kampu was brought by a team of Imphal East district commando and produced before the Court under FIR number 15 (4) 2017 Women police station Imphal East under Section 376-D/120-B/363/34 of IPC and Section 6 of POCSO Act with a prayer for four more days police custody remand till April 28 for further investigation of the case.

According to the prayer of police, they are not able to complete investigation of the case during the police custody remand for the accused who has not revealed information related to the case.

Counsel of the accused filed a bail application under Section 437 of CrPC.
Fixing April 28 as the date for charge consideration of the case, the Court remanded the accused to four more days police custody.

It also directed Investigation Officer of the case to provide medical treatment to the accused during the custody remand. It may be mentioned that six of the seven accused in the case were sent to Observation Home, Takyelpat after they were found to be juveniles.

Source: The Sangai Express

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