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Tripura Woman Allegedly Raped, Villagers Set Accused’s House On Fire

A police staff led by a senior officer rushed to the spot and arrested the accused (Representational)


A 48-year-old lady was allegedly raped and assaulted by a driver on Wednesday in Tripura, resulting in locals blocking highway in protest. The survivor and a few villagers gathered at a police station in western Tripura’s Sepahijala district, demanding the arrest of the accused.

Within hours, the 28-year-old accused, who had a rap sheet in crimes in opposition to girls, was arrested whereas a mob set his home on hearth.

Police mentioned the survivor, a married lady who works in a rubber plantation close to her home, was getting back from work when the accused kidnapped her.

She alleged he took her to a jungle the place he allegedly raped her after which tried to kill her.

Some folks on listening to her scream rescued her, however the accused managed to run away, the police mentioned, quoting the lady’s assertion.

A case has been filed. The lady was injured on her again and toes.

On returning dwelling, she instructed her husband concerning the assault, after which villagers gathered and blocked Melaghar-Udaipur highway, demanding rapid arrest of the accused.

A police staff led by a senior officer rushed to the spot and arrested the accused.

The officer answerable for Melaghar police station Paluram Das mentioned the accused shall be despatched to court docket and they’ll search police remand for questioning.

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