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Hearing on rape case
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, Sept 2 (NPN):
Published on 3 Sep. 2009 1:39 AM IST
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After the hearing of the third accused Bonatho Zhimo of March 25 rape incident got postponed, the hearing was held on Wednesday at the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Dimapur in which the accused pleaded guilty of all the charges framed against him. Additional Public Prosecutor, Akumba, informed that the third accused Bonatho Zhimo pleaded guilty of gang rape, criminal trespass, attempted murder and criminal conspiracy in front of the judge. It may be mentioned that Bonatho was not produced in the August 25 along with the other two accused namely Temsulemba and Khagatho. Meanwhile the Additional PP also informed that the next hearing of the complainant and victim would be held on September 14. It may be noted that the complainant in this case is the victim’s mother. It may be recalled that on March 25 last five miscreants, one of them armed with a hand gun, broke into the residence of the Engineer at Darogapathar and after tying all the family members, blindfolded, gang-raped the daughter. The two rape accused identified as Hetoi a.k.a. Hetobu and Imtikumzuk was apprehended by NSCN (I-M) April 6 last and awarded capital punishment on July 17. While the other accused including Bonatho Zhimo and Kaghato have been charged with rape, robbery, criminal conspiracy and attempted murder, Temsulemba has been charged under other sections of the law.

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