The Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has denounced the alleged molestation of a minor at Bonia village under Pongchau Circle in Longding district and sought strict punishment to the Army soldier allegedly involved in it.
The organization said that crimes are unacceptable in a civilized society while it expressed its concern on repeated crimes against children and women in the State.
A soldier of 19th Sikh Regiment, Gurlal Singh, currently posted at Pongchau Circle, has been arrested by the Londging Police on Thursday for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl.
According to the FIR, lodged by the minor’s mother, the incident occurred at around 10 am on Thursday when the accused entered one house to use the toilet.
There was no one in the house except a 10-year-old girl whose mother had gone to the neighbour’s house for a while, the FIR stated.
The police later arrested the accused from the spot.
A criminal case has been registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
The soldier has been produced before the Longding judicial magistrate first class, who has issued order to transfer the case to the court of the district session judge, Tezu.