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33 year old man convicted for raping minor

IMPHAL | Oct 16 : Special judge, POCSO, Imphal West today convicted a 33 years old man under section 6 of POCSO Act for committing sexual assault to a minor girl on December 3, 2013 at Seiremkhul Mayai Leikai.

The accused identified as Sandam Bhogen Meitei, 33, son of S. Bheigya of Seirem Khul Mayai Leikai was arrested by police the next day after the incident took place following an official complaint lodged by the father of the victim girl on charge of molestation and rape of her daughter while her parents of were out to work at a paddy field.

The parents of victim girl came know the incident when the victim cried of pain saying that the injuries and pain was caused by the convict.

Investigation officer of the case submitted charge sheet against accused Bhogen under section 376 IP and 4 of the POCSO Act before the court on November 18, 2014 and later Bhogen had availed bail from the same court and stayed at his home.

On August 8, 2017 Bhogen was shot by suspected UG group on his way back to his house after appearing before the said court for the same case at Tera Khamnam Leirak Machin. However, he escaped death from the attack.

During the trial of the case, the court has examined and recorded statements of 16 prosecution witnesses and six defence witnesses.

The court has fixed October 19 to announce the quantum of punishment to be awarded to the convicted person.


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