GH rape victim refuses medical examination

From Our Correspondent

TURA: West Garo Hills police have failed to make any breakthrough into the daring raid on a Garo village by Assam based criminals who not only looted villagers but also committed rape on a teenage girl during the darkness of early Sunday morning.

Also, in a possible set back to the ongoing investigation into the dacoity incident, the 18-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by one of the dacoits during the attack has returned to her village from a hospital in Tura after refusing to undergo a medical examination to confirm the rape.

Fearing social stigma the girl decided against the medical examination and also watered down the police complaint from rape to molestation.

“The family of the victim has mentioned that she was molested and not raped in the FIR registered with us,” said district SP Mukesh Kr Singh while speaking to this correspondent on Tuesday, three days after the incident.

“We are investigating the case and in close touch with our counterparts from Assam, but no arrests have been made so far,” the police chief added.

On the morning of Sunday, at around 2 AM, as many as fifteen dacoits from neighbouring Assam’s Hat-Singimari region crossed over to Garobadha area of West Garo Hills to commit the crime.

The attack has led to large scale condemnation of the poor security scenario of the plain belt region and the State Home department has promptly removed the police officer in charge of Garobadha, Jiban Sarkar, and reopened a previously shut anti-dacoity camp with armed personnel at nearby Rochonpara village.

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