Rape accused father and neighbor sent to 14 days judicial custody

Kalimpong: Forty-year-old Ranbahadur Rai, accused of sexually assaulting his daughter along with neighbor Subash Rai (37), were today sent to 14 days judicial custody by the additional chief judicial magistrate of Kalimpong.

Rape accused Ran Bahadur Rai and Subash Rai.
Rape accused Ran Bahadur Rai and Subash Rai.

The accused were arrested from the 12.5 Mile area of town after the victim’s teacher lodged a complaint against Ranbahadur. They have been charged under Section 37 D and sub-section 2 of the Child Protection Act of the IPC. After the victim reportedly narrated her agony of being sexually exploited by her father since the past two years, her teacher had informed a child helpline working for the protection of children.

An FIR was subsequently submitted on the basis of the verbal statement of the victim, who is presently under the care of a child protection home after being treated at the sub-divisional hospital. Bal Suraksha Abhiyan chief Sister Subesna Thapa condemned the heinous crime and appealed to all to step forward to curb such incide nts.

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Source: EOI

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