Gangtok,December 31, 2012
At a time when the entire country is enraged with continuous sexual assaults on Indian women. The recent gang-rape and her subsequent death of paramedical student in New Delhi being the flashpoint, a case of similar heinous act on a minor has been reported from a Barlang village in East Sikkim.
As per the complaint to Pakyong police, the 14-yeard-old girl was allegedly raped by four men on December 27. The victim had gone to nearby forest with goats for grazing when the incident took place. She did not return back home that day.
Next morning, the victim was found hiding in a bush by some villagers. She later confided to her mother that she was sexually assaulted by four men in the forest.
Police has registered a rape case under section 376 of IPC. So far two accused persons have been identified as Purna Kami (19) and a teenager. The other two accused remains unidentified.