A team of Imphal West district police on Wednesday arrested a 43-year-old man for misbehaving with a girl student at his residence at Lalambung Makhong Takhellambam Leikai, Imphal West.
The arrested person has been identified as Haobam Ibomcha Singh, 43, of Lalambung Makhong Takhellambam Leikai in Imphal West district.
The video of the man misbehaving with a girl went viral on social media. As per the video, the incident occurred at around 5.30 am on Tuesday. In the video, Ibomcha was seen coming on a two-wheeler and molesting the girl by taking advantage of the isolation and escaping from the spot.
Police reported that at around 11 am on Wednesday a social media post was seen circulated widely especially on Facebook and Instagram in which a middle-aged person came on a two-wheeler and sexually assaulted a girl who was going for tuition at Keishampat Thiyam leikai IVR, Imphal West.
Immediately, a strong team of Imphal West district police was mobilised, led by additional superintendent of police (Crime Against Women), Rattana Ngasepam including a team of Imphal Police Station led by its officer-in-charge and a team of Cyber Cell, Imphal West under the supervision of superintendent of police, Imphal West, Ksh Shivakanta.
After examining the videos, CCTV footage and through other sources, Ibomcha was arrested from his residence.
On questioning, he confessed that he had committed the crime.
A suo moto case has been registered at Imphal Police Station for further legal action.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Biren Singh uploaded the photograph of the arrested person along with the police personnel on his Facebook page with a caption “Any person involving in such heinous crime will not be spared. Please beware, the state police is swift in responding to these crimes.”