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TURA | Aug 23, 2019:

A man hailing from a village in South Garo Hills was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a minor from the same village.

According to sources, Chichim D Shira, the accused had forced the 8-year-old girl into a nearby village where he sexually assaulted her. The accused allegedly is a habitual sexual offender as he had forced himself on the minor earlier as well. While initially the family tried to hush up the matter, they finally managed to file the complaint against the accused on Aug 22.

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Shira allegedly raped the girl on Aug 20. The FIR was filed by the father of the victim on Thursday.

The accused is suspected to be a “serial sexual predator” as the victim has revealed to her family that this was not the first attack on her.

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A few months ago, the accused had waylaid a little girl while she was returning home from school.

“She was coming home when he dragged her to the jungle and committed the crime. We acted after we got information on the incident and police went to the village and apprehended the accused,” said superintendent of police, SGH, Abraham T Sangma.

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