Man sent to judicial custody for allegedly kidnapping, sexually abusing minor girl

The accused Rupesh Singh, 25, son of late Chandra Mohan of South West Delhi presently residing at Nagamapal, Imphal West was an employee of TPPL Company.


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The Special Judge (POCSO), Imphal West on Saturday remanded a non-local to judicial custody for 15 days for allegedly kidnapping, confining and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old-girl on June 10 in Imphal West. 

The accused Rupesh Singh, 25, son of late Chandra Mohan of South West Delhi presently residing at Nagamapal, Imphal West was an employee of TPPL Company.

It is reported that the victim was allegedly kidnapped by Rupesh on the night of June 10, and intimidated and sexually assaulted her and kept her confined inside a SUV (white coloured bolero) having a MSPCL sticker parked at the rented accommodation of Rupesh. 

On the next day, the victim was rescued by a local organisation after she was found confined inside the vehicle. Following the incident, the Imphal police arrested Rupesh from his rented accommodation on June 11. During interrogation, Rupesh confessed to have committed the crime, the police said.

Rupesh was produced before the court on Saturday through video conferencing with a prayer to remand him into judicial custody as his earlier police remand period ended on Saturday.

While being produced before the court, Rupesh was asked whether he will engage any counsel for the hearing, to which he replied that he will engage his counsel at a later stage. During his first remand before the magistrate, he was represented by a remand lawyer.

Meanwhile, the special public prosecutor submitted before the court that the statements of the victim and supporting witnesses have been recorded, and the recording of the witness is also under process. It was submitted that the remand of the accused is required for enabling the investigating officer to properly investigate the case.

From the submissions of the special public prosecutor and on examining the materials on record, there are sufficient materials to presume that the accused committed the alleged offence, court's order mentioned.

 
First Published:June 19, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

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