Sexual assault of minor: Moreh police nab absconding accused

By FrontierManipur | Published On 14th Jun, 2021, 10:23 GMT+0530

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Speaking to media persons at Moreh PS, OC Dilipkumar said that a report about a sexual assault of a minor was received from PHC Moreh on June 10

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An accused in a sexual assault case of an eight-year-old minor has been apprehended by Moreh police.

The accused has been identified as Mangminlal Touthang (33), S/o Hemthang of Mission Veng, Moreh Ward Number 2. He was allegedly on the run since the incident, police said.

Speaking to media persons at Moreh PS, OC Dilipkumar said that a report about a sexual assault of a minor was received from PHC Moreh on June 10. Since then, the Moreh police led by SI J Baite and SI K Tungnung had been on the hunt for the accused who was absconding after committing the alleged crime.

On receiving a specific input about the presence of the accuse in general area of T Bongmol village, which is located in the remote part of Tengnoupal district, the police team led by SI J Baite immediately launch an operation in general area of T Bongmol village at around 12 midnight and apprehended the accuse at 12:30 am on Monday from T Bongmol village. The police team who transport the accused to Moreh reach the Moreh police station at 2 am. 

FIR No. 24(6) 2021 MRH-PS U/S 6 POCSO Act of 2012 has been registered against the accused, according to the police.

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