Arunachal: Minor girl jumps off cliff to escape rape

Arunachal: Minor girl jumps off cliff to escape rape

ITANAGAR: A minor girl sustained serious spinal cord injury while trying to escape from her captor, who tried to rape her on February 25.

The 14-year-old girl is currently admitted in a City hospital here.

Itanagar Women Police Station OC C N Bui informed that the victim had gone to the Nyokum Lapang ground here on the night of February 25 last for celebration of Nyokum festival with a friend where they came in contact with the accused identified as San Sonam Waii and his friend.

The 26-year-old accused later took the girl to Dariya Hill in the pretext of taking her home where he attempted to rape her. The victim in an attempt to save herself fell down from the cliff and sustained serious injuries in her spinal cord. The family came to know about the girl's condition only the next day when her mother received a call from an anonymous person informing about her daughter's State, said the OC.

A case has been registered with Women Police Station against the accused who, reportedly, is a repeated offender with cases registered in Seppa and Itanagar Police stations.

The OC further shared that the accused had gone to the spot where he had left the girl the next day and seeing her condition kept her in one of the labourers quarters nearby.

"The girl had asked him to take her to the hospital but he refused and left her in one of the labourer barracks instead," she said.

The accused, who is a married man, was arrested from his rented accommodation at Damsite, Naharlagun last Saturday and is now under police remand.

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