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Man arrested for sexual assault on stepdaughter

Our Correspondent
GEYZING: A 39-year-old man from Rinchenpong constituency in West Sikkim was arrested by Kaluk police on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting his 13-year-old stepdaughter.
The accused person has been booked under section 376 of IPC and section 6 of POCSO Act 2012.
The shocking assault was revealed only when the victim complained of being sick and her elder sister took her to the nearest primary health sub-centre. There, upon medical examination, the victim was found to be pregnant. The victim was later taken to the district hospital at Geyzing for further medical examination and she tested positive for pregnancy.
The health centre officials informed the Kaluk police station about the matter. The accused was arrested on the basis of the FIR lodged by the relatives of the victim.
Additional SP (west) PVG Satish informed that the accused has been sent to 15-day judicial custody and the case is under investigation.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi