A day after the most awaited judgement given by the Court of the District & Sessions Judge, Nagaon sentencing a minor’s rapist and murderer to life imprisonment, another incident of sexual assault was reported in Jorhat on Wednesday.
An Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) member of Jorhat unit was arrested by the Jorhat Police on charges of sexually assaulting a woman.
The 47-year-old accused has been identified as Rupak Das, who is a resident of Borigaon in the district.
A case was registered against him at the Jorhat Police Station after an FIR was lodged by the victim against the accused.
A police official said, “The accused (Rupak Das) has been arrested under Sections 376, 366, 120 (B), 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).”
Later he was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court of Jorhat on Wednesday and was sent to judicial custody.
It may be mentioned that the Court of Justice Rita Kar, in a judgment on Tuesday sentenced one Ramdhan Namasudra – who was accused of rape and murder of a minor – to life imprisonment on April 24, 2018.
The incident of rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl by the accused took place in Nagaon district on December 27, 2015 at Sariyohbari of the district.