Minor girl kidnapped & raped, accused held

Minor girl kidnapped & raped, accused held

ITANAGAR, Jun 9: An 18-year-old boy has been apprehended by the Doimukh Police from Dolohat area in Assam’s Lakhimpur district on Friday for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old minor girl.

The alleged accused, identified as Sema Lama of Bomdila, has been handed over to the Women’s Police Station at Itanagar for further investigation.

Capital SP Sagar Singh Kalsi informed that the accused has been arrested and subsequently, a case registered at Itanagar Women PS under section 365 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) read with Section 6 of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and investigation is on.

Earlier, the girl’s brother, who filed an FIR at Doimukh police station, claimed that his sister was missing since Thursday but he got to know on Friday through a phone call from her that she has been kidnapped and held captive in Dolohat area.

On receipt of the information, Papum Pare SP Tumme Amo constituted a team comprising of SI T M Nekam, constables L Uru, D Purpha & T Ikha under the supervision of Doimukh PS OC Padi Payang which immediately left for Dolohat and with the support of Dolohat police they managed to rescue the minor girl and arrest the accused as well. After reaching Doimukg PS, the victim in her statement said that she was kidnapped and forcibly raped by the accused.

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