By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: The recent case of rape of a 10-year-old girl at a city school involving six minor students of the same school took a turn for the worse after police, following investigation in the case, revealed that the girl had also been sexually abused by her stepfather.
Police on Tuesday informed that the girl had been raped by her stepfather, Victor Lyngdoh Tyngkra (50), hailing from Mawpat Mamurok in East Khasi Hills District.
“We are trying to find out whether the girl was raped once or several times by the stepfather and we are also trying to check whether the mother of the victim was aware of the incident. If she was aware, we will have to take action against the mother for hiding the crime,” district Superintendent of Police M Kharkrang stated, while adding that the accused has been arrested and the victim was undergoing treatment.
Earlier on Monday, police arrested six minor boys for their involvement in the rape of the minor girl after teachers of the city-based St. Rose Secondary School lodged a complaint stating that a 9-year-old student of the school had raped the a minor girl (10).
Meanwhile, the school management on Tuesday clarified that the five other boys aged between 12 and 17 years, who were also arrested by police, were not students of the school as had been reported.
Schoolgirl raped in Jaintia Hills
A 15-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly raped by one Daiophioo Hing alias Lotlot of Nangbah village on Monday evening.
The victim, a student of class IX and a resident of Nagbah village in West Jaintia Hills, was on her way home from school when the accused allegedly dragged her into his tourist vehicle (ML04 A 7392) and sped away towards Sahpsein area where he committed the heinous act.
According to the victim’s family, the accused allegedly brandished a knife while dragging away the victim.
Later in the evening, the accused took the victim back to Nangbah and sought the help of an accomplice to dump the victim without being noticed. However, her cries for help were heard by one of her relatives who also identified the accomplice as one Yalam Pasi. Realizing that they had been identified, the duo dumped the girl on the roadside and escaped from the spot.
A search party consisting of villagers of Nangbah, later, found the abandoned vehicle and recovered the victim’s water bottle and some eatables from the car.
An FIR was filed with Phramer Police Outpost and medical examination of the victim was carried out at Civil Hospital, Jowai on Monday night itself.
Police was yet to make any arrest at the time of filing this report.
No arrest yet in Malki rape case
Three months after a seven-year-old girl was raped by two unidentified men at Malki forest in May, police are yet to make any breakthrough in the case.
“We are still working on this case. This is one case that we have not been able to break through,” Kharkrang said adding that such cases where the identity of the accused remained a mystery are rare.