Guwahati: A 60-year-old was apprehended on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and raping of a 14-year-old girl for nearly three months in Assam's Cachar district.
The accused was identified as Joynarayan Goreri, a resident of Magurasora village in the Karimganj district.
As per reports, the accused, three months back, kidnapped the girl by making her sniff some substances which made her unconscious when her parents were not at home.
Later the family registered a missing case following which the police swung into action and after getting a tip-off, police rescued her on Wednesday from Goreri's residence in Chotomanda village under the Lakhipur police station in Cachar district.
After nabbing the accused, the police sent the victim girl to a hospital for a medical examination.
On August 9, another 60-year-old man was also apprehended for allegedly raping a minor girl in Guwahati's Noonmati area.
The incident occurred when the girl was alone at her home as her parents had gone out to work. Taking advantage of the same, the accused identified as Dwijen Ramsiyari, got inside the house and allegedly committed the heinous crime.
Later, as the parents came back, the girl apprised them of the crime following which they registered a police complaint against Ramsiyari.
Acting on the complaint, the police arrested the accused based on the complaint and registered a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012.
The state is witnessing a rise in crime against women as every alternative day such incidents are coming to the fore. In one of such incidents, a woman lodged an FIR in Demow Police Station one-and-half months ago that when her husband was not at home, one Karan Mirdha, an inhabitant of Rajmai Tea Estate, allegedly tortured and raped her.
In the FIR, the victim also stated that two Police Officers at Demow Police Station were harassing her by calling her to the police station again and again.
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