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Alleged sexual assault of minor in Bijni

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Bongaigaon, May 12: A 9-year old girl of no 1 Lokhijhora village under Panbari PS of Chirang district was allegedly raped by her neighbour.
As per the family members of the girl, Parimal Mondol (31), a labour by profession, had taken the girl to a nearby lonely place forcefully on Fridayevening while she was returning from a relative’s house nearby. “Actually the parents of the girl were not at home that day as they had gone for NRC verification. She and her younger brother went to a relative’s house nearby and while returning home after the parents returned, the accused took her to a lonely place forcefully and raped her. We found the girl in a semi-conscious state. Later we found Parimal and handed him over to the police,” said a local villager. Parimal was beaten by the villagers before the police arrived.

Police arrested the culprit and after producing him in court, he was sent to jail. The girl was admitted in the hospital. Police said that it was not yet clear whether the girl had been raped or there was an attempt to rape her. Dhrubajyoti Nath, SDPO, Bijni said that police had registered a case in this regard and started investigation. “We will reach to the conclusion very soon,” he assured.

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