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2 arrested for gang rape
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, Apr 26 (NPN):
Published on 27 Apr. 2010 1:09 AM IST
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Two non-local miscreants were arrested in connection with Saturday night’s gangrape of a teenaged girl( and not minor as reported in some sections of the local press) hailing from Peren district.
The two accused, identified as - Shiv Das (15) and Sanjay Gosh (21) – both who were earlier arrested by the NSCN(I-M) were later handed over to Dimapur Police. The main accused identified as Abdul Hashib and the auto driver Kamal were absconding at the time of filing this report.
According to police sources, the victim along with three of her friends and two other male companions, had come to Dimapur from Kepuzatu village(Peren District) on April 19.It was also learnt that the victim had not informed her parents about the trip to Dimapur.
On April 24, the victim and another female companion after seeing off the two male companions at the ISBT were headed back in an auto when the three accused asked to be dropped to Senjum village. After returning, all the occupants went to Ghorappati where they had drinks and food. Later the three accused took the girls towards Dhansiri bridge after which they left behind the other girl with the auto driver and after some distance, reportedly gang raped the girl.
Meanwhile, the next day, when the victim did not return, the other girl contacted one of the two male companions through mobile and narrated the incident.
After being informed, the NSCN(I-M) later arrested the two while Abdul Hashib and auto driver Kamal, absconded. SDPO Niuland Tokavi Achumi clarified that the police came to know of the incident only on Sunday evening, when they learnt that doctors at Civil Hospital refused to conduct medical examination on the victim without permission from the police.
The victim’s family then lodged a complaint with the police. Chairman of the Northeast Zeme Council Ngauputlak also revealed the incident came to light only after the NSCN(I-M) took up the case and clarified that police were initially not informed. Medical reports confirmed positive on rape of the victim and negative on the victim’s other female companion.

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