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Meghalaya police on Friday arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at Mawrusyiar village in West Khasi Hills district.

The accused has been identified as Dominic Dajer of Nongkusba village in the district.

Police said that the 25-year-old accused molested the minor when she was on her way to school in the morning.

Locals later caught the accused and handed him over to the police after receiving information from the victim’s family.

According to police officials, the victim underwent a medical checkup.  Police have registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC and started investigation into the incident.

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