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Three youths arrested for gang rape in Mizoram

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Three youths arrested for gang rape in Mizoram

Aizawl: Three Chakma youths have been arrested for allegedly gang raped a minor girl at Vaseikaivillage in Lawngtlai district.

The accused Simon Chakma and Sukromoni Chakma both from Vaseikai village and  Tuitang Chakma, a resident of Longpuinghat village have been arrested on Sunday, police said.

Two of the accused were juvenile, they said.

According to police, the incident occurred on 25 August when the girl, who was studying class seven in a private school was studying a lesson in her rented house in the night. She was living with her brother. They came from Chamdur ‘P’ village in Lawngtlai district to study at Vaseikai

 The three youths entered the girl’s house in the night. They gagged her mouth and dragged outside the house after which they allegedly gang raped her after being beaten mercilessly, police said.
The victim’s brother was absent at the time of incident.

All the accused were arrested and two of the accused has been sent to juvenile remand home, while another was sent to Lawngtlai district hail on Sunday, police said.

Meanwhile, Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) and Pang Zirlai Pawl (PZP) or Pang Students’ Federation vehemently condemned the incident and demanded stringent punishment against the three culprits.

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Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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