1 held for alleged molestation & attempting to kidnap minor


Morung Express News
Dimapur | August 20


One youth was apprehended on August 20 at Chekiye village, Dimapur for allegedly molesting, and attempting to kidnap, rape and murder a 13 year-old girl. The incident, as per the police, occurred at Chekiye village as the girl was returning home from Sunday school.


The PRO of the Dimapur police said that the police received an FIR from the father of the girl in which a complaint of molesting, attempting to kidnap, rape and murder was filed against the accused.


The accused, identified as Tohuto of 5th Mile Model village, was apprehended by the villagers and handed over to the police.


According to the PRO, the accused had come in a vehicle and allegedly tried to take the girl away. But the girl’s cry for help alerted residents during which he got away. He later returned to the spot with a friend on a motorcycle reportedly looking for his mobile phone and was identified by the girl. The PRO added that earlier in the morning when the girl was at Sunday school the accused had called out the girl allegedly on the pretext of some of her friends looking for her. She came out only to find none of her friends and went back inside, the PRO said.
The PRO added that investigation was on.