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Mokokchung erupts in protest demanding justice for minor rape victim

Dimapur/Guwahati June 11: Villagers of Mongsenyimti came out to the streets of Mokokchung on Monday demanding exemplary punishment against the 19 year old accused who attempted to rape a minor on Sunday morning.

The teenager was arrested for alleged ‘attempted rape’ of a 5-year-old minor girl at Mongsenbai Ward in Mokokchung town early on Sunday morning. Police sources have confirmed that there was ‘abrasion’ (trauma) in the posterior parts of the victim and it is being treated as a rape case as even touching a minor in an inappropriate manner is termed as rape under the POCSO Act.

They added that a case has been registered as C/No 0017/18 under Section 4 of the POCSO Act and the accused is now in judicial custody.

The accused, identified as one Lematoshi hailing from Longsa village under Mokokchung district is related to the victim’s mother’s husband.

The protestors came out holding banners and placards on Monday morning, shouting slogans demanding justice for the minor victim. Villagers of Mongsenyimti marched to the Mokokchung Dc office and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

~Time8

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