DIYUN, May 2: In yet another case of sexual assault on a minor, a 13-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by one 70-year-old Nai Basumatary at Innao under Diyun circle of Changlang district.
The accused has been arrested after the incident was reported to the Diyun unit police on Monday last by the girl’s parents only after they realized that she was two months pregnant following the sexual assault.
Reportedly, the minor’s parents and the accused were acquaintances. The girl’s father had entrusted the accused with his daughter, who used to live and work at the latter’s home.
According to Diyun police station Sub-Inspector, Ajay Kumar, the minor was sexually assaulted about five to six months back but she did not speak up about her ordeal as the accused had threatened her of dire consequences.
“It was only after the she got pregnant that the family got to know of the assault and lodged an FIR with the police on Monday”, the SI said, adding that a medical examination has also been conducted and a case under section 76/506 IPC has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act.