For their alleged involvement in two separate minor rape cases, police have arrested two persons in Tripura in the past 48 hours.
Tripura has witnessed four minor rape cases in August.
Police further informed that that they lodged a case against youth on Tuesday on charges of raping a 17-year-old girl at a village in Teliamura, Khowai district.
“The youth has been booked under section 376 (3) (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 4 (penetrative sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012,” the police said.
The complaint was lodged by the rape survivor’s father about a week after the incident.
In another case, a 15-year-old was allegedly gang-raped by five youths on Sunday at a village in Bishramganj, Sepahijala district.
A case has been lodged against the accused under section 376 (2) (g) (gang rape) of the IPC and section 4 (penetrative sexual assault) of the POCSO Act, 2012 at Bishramganj police station on Monday.
Police informed that an accused has been arrested and presently he is in judicial custody.
The police are investigating the incident.
It may be mentioned here that earlier in August, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was charged for raping a 17-year-old in Unakoti District.
A 54-year-old man was arrested for raping his minor neighbour in Sepahijala district.
In July, two minor rape incidents were also reported from Khowai district.