Last Saturday, a six-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by a 33-year-old neighbour in Bokajan.
The event occurred in the Sukhanjan neighbourhood of Karbi Anglong’s Bokajan Police Station.
The incident was discovered after the victim told her parents about her ordeal, who then alerted the locals on Sunday.
Locals apprehended the suspect, who had been missing since the event, and he was handed over to the police on Monday.
Case registered against the culprit
The victim’s statement was recorded by the police, and a complaint was filed against the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.
Following the incident, the victim girl is in a state of shock.
On Saturday evening, the accused allegedly broke into the victim’s home and forced himself on her.
Promod Yadav, a resident of the same Sukhanjan neighbourhood, has been named as the suspect.
“Both the parents of the victim are daily wagers and arrive home late. There was no one in the house when the accused attempted to rape the victim,” said a police official.
Recent such case in the state
Recently, a six-year-old girl was murdered for refusing a sexual assault attempt by three boys addicted to watching pornographic videos, whose body was discovered in a bathroom at a stone quarry in Assam’s Nagaon district.
The three suspects, ages 8 to 11, were taken into custody, while the parents of one of them were arrested for alleged criminal conspiracy and evidence destruction.
“On Monday, the three minors took the girl to the quarry and tried to molest her. When she resisted and threatened to complain against them, the minors hit her on the head and chest with a stone which resulted in her death. The minors then hid the body in the quarry’s toilet,” Mrinmoy Das, a sub-divisional police officer, said.
“The security guard of the quarry told us the victim’s body was first spotted by the minors. The boys said the body was removed from the spot by the guard. When we questioned the guard again, he said the crime was committed by the minors,” he added.