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60 year old accused of sexual assault

Tura, Jul 31: A 60 year old man from South West Garo Hills district was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 13 year old minor, who is also a distant relative of the accused.
After medical reports confirmed the assault on the victim, the suspect was arrested this evening and has been booked under various sections of the IPC related to rape as well as under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
According to information received the accused had apparently gone from his village in the district to another nearby village, to drop his daughter to her in-laws’ house where he took advantage of the girl, who was related to him through the daughter.
Immediately after the incident became known, locals informed the police, who rushed to the spot and took the accused into custody.
The incident took place this evening, at about 4 pm after which the girl was rushed to the nearest hospital with internal injuries. Tests proved that sexual assault had taken place leading to the arrest of the accused.
“He has been arrested and a FIR filed against him. Further investigation into the matter is currently on,” confirmed the Superintendent of Police, South West Garo Hills district, Rithuraj Ravi S.