Silchar, July 24: A 62 year old retired army personnel L Kulomohan Singha of Kamranga under Joypur police station was sent to Silchar Central jail after he was produced before the court for outraging the modesty of a 5 year old minor Manipur girl in Tolengram village.
He came to Tolengram village on Friday last and induced the girl to go with him on a ride in his van bearing No NL 06 2977. The girl’s grandmother along with other villagers, sensing something fishy, followed the van which sped away with the girl 2 km away from her house at a secluded place in Longpou.
They suspected that L Kulomohan Sinha had mala fide intentions and found it to be true. The enraged people not only smashed the van but also hit the old man black and blue. It was Inspector Anwar Hussain Choudhury, officer in-charge of Lakhipur police station who rushed to the spot and saved the culprit from getting killed by the angry mob. A case was registered at Lakhipur police station case No. 153/18 u/s 376 AB/IPC L Kulomohan Singh was also booked u/s 8 of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act. An FIR was lodged by Lokkeshwar Singh.