Man held for raping minor

The Statesman

Kurseong, 22 July: Kalimpong police arrested a 38-year-old man on charges of raping a mentally-retarded and physically challenged minor girl yesterday night.
According to police, the victim, a deaf and dumb  girl (12), was alone at her home when the incident occurred while her mother, a labourer, was working in a nearby field.
The accused, a local, was drunk when he had entered the victim’s house. When the girl’s mother finally arrived in the afternoon she found the door locked from inside. She alleged that she found the accused without clothes in front of her daughter when she entered the house.
Police said the accused was in a drunken state when they reached the area around 7 p.m. and had to be admitted in the hospital when he fell down trying to escape.
He has been booked under Section 376 (2) (i) (l) and Section 4 of the Protection of children from sexual offense Act 2012.The victim has been admitted to the Kalimpong Sub-divisional Hospital while the accused, a father of two children, was produced in Kalimpong court and has been sent to judicial custody.


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