TURA | March 23, 2019:

A 34 year old resident of Baladmari under Goalpara district in Assam was arrested by Meghalaya police after he allegedly lured an under-age teen from her sister’s house in Mendipathar before he sexually abused her.

The incident took place on Mar 21 at about 11 am.

The accused identified as Sahanur Islam had allegedly befriended the 17 years old girl through social media and came to Resubelpara in NGH yesterday to meet up with the girl. He then took the girl along with him to a nearby village of Bherbari under Jira in Goalpara PS where he allegedly entered the house of one person pretending that he knew the house owner.

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The 17-year-old girl was taken advantage of in the house itself.

“When the owner of the house came to know of their presence, she immediately summoned the whole village where the duo was questioned. She had no prior knowledge of the person. When they could not give satisfactory answer to their questions, the duo were brought to Mendipathar where a case of rape was registered,” said a highly placed police source from NGH.

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Police sources as well as the villagers who apprehended the accused stated that Islam, had lied to the girl about being single and even when he was caught, he provided a false name to them as well as to the police. It was only when his elder brother from Goalpara came to Mendipathar that the accused’s real name was known.

“He gave us a different name (Md Sahidul Islam) and a fake address. His lie was exposed only after his brother came to the police station. A case under POCSO has been registered against the accused and he has been sent to judicial custody,” said the source.

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Medical reports have also confirmed sexual activity. The accused is allegedly working as a home guard volunteer under Commandant Home Guard, Goalpara, Assam. He also has a wife and 2 children as per information provided by his brother.

The case has been transferred to the Resubelpara PS as the village from where the 17-year-old victim was taken falls under it.



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