A 20 year old girl who was led out on the pretext of elopement was allegedly gang-raped by three men at Ngairangbam, Imphal West district last night.
The bestial act of gang-rape came to light when cries and wailing of a girl were heard from a paddy field near SK Ideal High School, Ngairangbam at around 11.30 pm.
One accused was rounded up by local people on the spot and he was handed over to police while another accused was arrested by police this evening.
The accused rounded up by the people on the spot has been identified as Konjengbam Ronet alias Chinglemba alias Ngoungouba (19) s/o late Tiken of Khumbong Makha Leikai. The second accused is one Kolom Biju (22) s/o Mani of Khumbong. One Atom Naoton (21) s/o Ingocha of Khumbong Keithel is also said to be involved in the abominable crime but he is still at large.
Ronet and Biju are said to be the prime accused of the crime and they were produced before the Court of JMIC, Imphal West-I and remanded to police custody for five days.
In connection with the incident, an FIR has been registered at Women Police Station, Imphal West under IPC Sections 376/120-B and 34.
Medical examination of the victim was conducted today at Forensic Medicine Department, RIMS.
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