Arunachal: Man gets life in prison for raping minor

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Itanagar: A special court in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district designated under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) on Thursday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting a minor girl.

The court convicted one Mikjan Longri, a native of Kharsang Village in Changlang district, under Section 06 of the POSCO Act for ‘aggravated penetrative sexual assault’ on the minor.

The incident took place in 2014 when father of the victim sent his then 12-year-old child to Samkhidong village along with Longri.

Longri (32), a relative of the victim’s family instead raped the child and kept her in his house for the entire night.

The victim sustained severe injuries and was profusely bleeding from her private parts, for which she was later referred to a hospital in Tinsukia, Assam for treatment.

Following an FIR, the case was investigated by sub-inspector Ajay Kumar and the prosecution was conducted by special public prosecutor Nyajing Hallang.

Longri reportedly also managed to run away from judicial custody during the trial but was later apprehended.

The trial that followed later saw Khonsa special Judge (POCSO) H Kashyap convict Longri for his offence and sentence him to life imprisonment. He has also been ordered to pay a fine of Rs 20,000/- by the court.

The Khonsa court has further referred the matter to the Changlang district legal services authority for providing rehabilitation and adequate compensation

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