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Rape accused remanded in judicial custody

The rape accused, Gaigongdin Kamei of Nungba-4 (Bethany) was arrested from a quarter located near Lamphel Fishery gate on June 2.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 10 Jun 2022, 2:43 pm

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The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East on Friday remanded rape accused Gaigongdin Kamei  in 15-day judicial custody till June 24.

The rape accused, Gaigongdin Kamei (30) of Nungba-4 (Bethany), staying at ADC quarters Sangakpham, was arrested from a quarter located near Lamphel Fishery gate on June 2 and the court remanded him to eight-day police custody.

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Through APP, the IO of the case submitted that the elder sister of the victim lodged a complaint at Lamphel police station on June 2, stating that her younger sister (victim) was called out by the accused from their village gate on June 1 at around 11 am and taken away in a vehicle (Bolero) on the pretext of shopping.

The accused took the victim to a secluded place and raped her several times, as per the report of the IO.

After committing the crime, the accused not only assaulted the victim but also threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone. Later, the victim was left alone at an unknown location near the Lamphel Fishery Gate at around 10 am of June 2 before she was handed over to Lamphel Police Station by some passers-by, according to the IO.

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During the course of the investigation, the accused admitted to the charges leveled against him, i.e., he called out the victim to accompany him for shopping, picked up her near the village gate before taking her to one of his relative’s places near the Fishery gate where he allegedly raped the victim several times and locked the victim inside the room.

The Court, on perusal of the case record and after hearing the submission of the IO, remanded the accused in judicial custody.

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First published:10 Jun 2022, 2:43 pm

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