Assam: 50-year-old man held for raping minor sent to judicial custody in Nagaon


GUWAHATI, July 3, 2018: In another case of crime against minor, a 50-year-old man on Monday was arrested by the police for raping a nine-year-old minor at Jakhalabandha area in Nagaon district about three weeks ago.

On Monday, Rafik Bepari, from the Kuthori area in Kaziranga National Parkunder the Jakhalabandha police station, was produced before a local court, which sent him to judicial custody.

Police have registered against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012 and sent the survivor for medical examination at the Kaliabor primary health centre.

Jakhalabandha police station official, Deben Borah said, "The accused is the survivor's neighbour and committed the crime about 20 days ago when the child was home alone. He allegedly threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the incident".
He added, "The survivor told her parents what had happened on Monday morning. Her mother lodged a written complaint against the accused and we arrested him the same day".
Bepari has confessed to his crime, police said. "We produced the accused before court with an appeal not to release him at this initial stage of investigation. The court sent him to judicial custody," Borah said.
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