In another case of child abuse, 14-year-old minor girl was raped allegedly by a married man at Malipara area in Bajali under Barpeta district on Monday evening. An FIR has been lodged in this regard.
The victim is a student of Class X.
As per information, the man, who allegedly raped the minor girl, has been identified as 45-year-old Adhoy Malakar, a married man, who is a neighbour of the victim.
According to the family members of the victim, on Monday evening at around 7 pm when the girl went outside her home in search of her father, Adhoy Malakar caught her and took her to the backside of his furniture store and raped her.
The victim’s family members claimed that Adhoy also threatened her that he would leak the nude pictures of the girl, if she tells about the incident to her parents.
But victim after returning home told her family members about the incident.
As the news of the rape incident spread as wildfire, the locals in the area got angry and damaged the furniture store of Malakar.
However, sensing danger, Malakar immediately fled from the scene and escaped.
After the girl reported about the incident to her family members, the family members lodged an FIR with the Patacharkuchi Police Station against the accused.
The incident has created shockwaves in the locality and the family members of the girl and Dakshin Bajali unit of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) have demanded immediate arrest of the culprit and give stringent punishment to him.
While speaking to Northeast Now, the Officer-in-Charge of Patacharkuchi Police Station, Biren Kalita, said, “Adhoy, who was allegedly involved in the incident, is still on the run.”
The police official also informed that they have started the investigation and the victim has been sent for medical examination at Barpeta.
“A case has been registered against the culprit at Patacharkuchi PS,” police official Kalita added.