Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Two arrested on charges of sexual assault of minor

GANGTOK, 19 Aug: Jorethang Police on Monday arrested two persons for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at Lungchuk, Sumbuk.
As per the FIR, the victim was sexually assaulted by one Jeewan Rai on 11 January earlier this year. The victim did not disclose the matter to her family as the accused had threatened her with dire consequences if she did, a police report informs. It was also revealed that the victim was sexually assaulted by Milan Rai (a cousin of the first accused) in the month of February 2014.
Both the accused are residents of Lungchuk, Sumbuk in South Sikkim and a case under section 376 of the IPC, read with section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences. Act, 2012 has been registered against them. The case is under investigation.

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