Tura, Feb 25: West Garo Hills police today arrested a 20 year old for his involvement in raping a 12 year old.
The 20 years old and a resident from the village of Rengsingpara under Dalu in West Garo Hills is identified as Jebi S Sangma.
According to police, Jebi was arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 12 year old after luring her to a nearby jungle.
Police said, the 20 year old is the brother in the law of the victim and had raped the 12 year old on Feb 20.
Superintendent of police, WGH, Dr MGR Kumar said, “He enticed the girl by giving her Rs 500 while she was playing with her cousins. After giving her the money, the accused took the girl aside where he sexually assaulted the victim. After the incident the victim ran away to her house.”
The matter however was not reported immediately as allegedly the maharis tried to settle on a compromise. However once news of the incident reached nearby villagers, a concerned citizen reported the matter after which action was taken against the culprit.
A case was registered last evening, Feb 24, after the matter was reported to the SP after which the culprit was arrested from his house.
The police chief further informed that Jebi has been booked under POCSO Act under appropriate sections.
Medical reports later confirmed rape.
“The accused has been arrested and forwarded to Court. All other formalities have been observed as necessary,” added the SP.