One Akhtar Khan alias Bapon alias Rohit Kahar was arrested by Haflong Police for raping a 16-year-old girl. Khan is a father of two children, and an auto-rickshaw driver by profession.
As per police sources, the victim met Khan through social media, where Khan introduced himself with the fake name of Rohit Kahar.
On August 15, Akhtar and the girl shared each other’s mobile numbers and on August 17, Khan had taken the girl to several viewpoints of Haflong.
When it was around 8 pm, Khan took advantage of the darkness and raped the girl and left her in front of her house in an unconscious state, as per sources.
Later when the passersby saw the girl, they immediately took her to her house and the family took her to the hospital. On examining, the doctor declared that she was raped.
The victim’s family lodged an FIR with Haflong Police Station and acting swiftly, the police detained Khan within two hours.
Police started investigation after registering a case No. 85/19 under section 376 IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POCSO) Act.
This is not the first time, Khan was accused of such crime. Khan was earlier held for committing similar such crime in Cachar district and he was booked under sections 366 and 376 of the IPC following a case registered at Silchar PS.
Several organisations of Haflong, have staged protest, against the minor’s rape, seeking justice.