Man arrested for rape, victim in hospital

Morung Express News
Dimapur | September 22

One man was arrested by the police in Peren district for allegedly raping a woman. The accused, whose personal details were still to be officially disclosed, was arrested on September 17, almost 10 days after the alleged rape occurred at a village in the district.

The case came to light after the victim, in her mid 20s, was admitted to hospital on September 17 for injuries reportedly resulting from the sexual assault. The Peren police informed that the victim’s family filed an FIR at the Women Police Station, Jalukie, on September 17, subsequent to which the accused was arrested.  As per the complaint, the incident happened on September 8 following which she fell ill and her condition deteriorated. She was taken to a health centre in Peren from which she was referred to a hospital, where she was placed under intensive care. 

The police informed that the victim’s statement has been recorded and that further investigation was on. The accused was in judicial custody.