50-year-old man jailed for sexual assault on minor

The accused was arrested on October 10 in connection with a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother.

A 50-year-old man was sent to 15 days in judicial custody by Chief Judicial Magistrate (CM), Imphal West in a case of alleged sexual assault on minor girl on Tuesday.

The accused Nameirakpam Shahep @ Santa, 50 son of N Koireng of Bashikhong Mamang Leikai is a resident of Kakwa Lamdaibung. He was arrested on October 10 in connection with a complaint lodged by the victim’s mother. The accused had spent a period of 11 days in police custody on two occasions. He was produced before the CJM Imphal West.

During the court appearance, an irate mob tried to storm the Cheirap court complex demanding to hand over the accused to the public.

The victim about seven years old was sexually assaulted by the accused on October 9 night at around 8.30 pm. After the incident, he fled to Wangoo where police arrested him and handed to Singjamei police on October 10, it was stated.

First Published:Oct. 21, 2020, 10:32 a.m.

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