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2 arrested for raping minor girl in Arunachal
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 ITANAGAR, July 13 - Pasighat Police have arrested two persons for allegedly raping a minor girl at Ngopok village under Mebo subdivision of East Siang district.

The incident happened on Tuesday last when a 45-year-old man entered the eight-year-old girl’s house and committed the offence even as her parents were working on the agricultural field.

The victim’s father lodged an FIR at the Pasighat Police Station following which the alleged accused, Bukyang Yirang, was arrested from Ngopok village on Wednesday. The police have registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC and Section 4/6 of the POCSO Act, and started an investigation.

Meanwhile, during counselling, the victim also revealed the name of another man who has been allegedly raping her. Following registration of a suo motu case, the accused, 22-year-old Getem Ratan, was arrested on Thursday, the police said.

Meanwhile, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee has strongly condemned the rape and demanded justice for the victim. The Pema Khandu-led BJP Government has been maintaining a stoic silence over continuous occurrence of such criminal activities in the past few years. The victims were not compensated and criminals not punished, it alleged.

Women Against Social Evils, a Pasighat-based NGO, also condemned the alleged incident of rape and demanded exemplary punishment to the accused persons.

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