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Minor girl raped, prime accused absconding
PASIGHAT, Oct 11: The prime accused in the rape of a minor girl in Pangin in Siang district has been evading arrest for three days since the incident.
On October 8 at around 1.50 AM, Kabit Muang of Lokpeng village allegedly raped a 17-year old at the residence of one Tanon Dupak in Pangin.
Police arrested Dupak following an FIR lodged at Pangin police station on October 9 by the girl’s brother under various charges including gang rape (section 376 (2) (g).
However, the prime accused, Kabit Muang, is absconding and efforts are being made to arrest him soon, informed the investigating officer of the case, Pangin police station OC, C Josep.
Josep further informed that two of Muang’s vehicles- a four-wheeler and an R-15 motorcycle- also been seized and police stations around Pangin including Aalo, Boleng, Yingkiong, Pasighat and others have been alerted.
According to victim’s family, Muang came with Dupak late night at his residence where the girl was staying. Dupak’s parents were away for medical treatment during that time.