Minor sexually assaulted, accused arrested

Minor sexually assaulted, accused arrested

Maksam TAYENG        

PASIGHAT, Jan 11: In a shocking incident, a man has allegedly sexually assaulted a minor girl for last one year. In this connection, Pasighat Police has arrested the alleged accused Mongol Gao of Mirsam village on Tuesday night following an FIR lodged by the East Siang District Child Protection Officer on same day.

According to the FIR, the designated officer received a complaint from a dedicated NGO (which preferred not to be named) regarding the sexual assault of a minor girl, aged about 6-7 years who is studying in class-I. It also said that the accused has been sexually assaulting the minor girl for last one year and that the victim be immediately rescued from the house of the accused.

Meanwhile, I/O of the case, Sub-Inspector M Yanya informed that a case (No. 03/18) has been registered at Pasighat PS under section 376 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) read with Sec 4/6 of POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and the accused has been sent to 14 days judicial custody after being produced before a local court on Wednesday.

Child Protection Officer, advocate Borik Tarang, who recorded detailed statement of the victim, said that the alleged accused has been raping the minor girl for last 4 months. “The victim had first informed the matter to Gao’s wife, but on her no action, she narrated the story to her mother who used to visit her at Gao’s home occasionally. But mother was also said to be helpless as they were living in the land of Gao at 4 Mile, Pasighat.

On request of returning the girl by her mother, Gao demanded repayment of Rs 10,000 which he had paid in advance. However, when the amount was managed, Gao hiked the amount to Rs 50,000 so that parent of the girl can’t take her back,” Tarang informed.

By that time, the helpless mother’s account somehow reached the unnamed NGO working for child rights and accordingly, the girl was rescued and the alleged accused was also arrested.

Meanwhile, local organizations including All Bogong Students’ Union strongly condemned the incident and demanded stringent punishment for the accused besides pleading the Addl District & Sessions Court, Pasighat not to grant bail to such persons.


One Response to Minor sexually assaulted, accused arrested

  1. Agencies says:

    Such person should be hang till death

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