Rapists ostracized from locality

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HNS/Imphal, Jan 25: Three persons from Lilong Arapti accused of raping a 20-year-old mentally retarded woman have been ostracized from the locality.

The three alleged rapists have been identified as Konthoujam Robindro (40), s/o (late) K Selung, Gurumayum Tonjao (19), s/o G Rupa and Leishangthem Boinao (14), s/o L Prem.

Robindro is said to be the main accused. The incident came to light after the victim was found to be seven-month-old pregnant.

When grilled by her family members, the victim narrated the incident. The accused had reportedly threatened to bury her alive if she disclosed the incident to others.

The enraged locals of Lilong Arapti stormed at the residence of the main accused Robindro and burned down his house today. However, the firefighters arrived and doused the fire timely. Police also rushed in to control the mob.

Notably, Robindro had surrendered to Irilbung Police Station yesterday, while the other two accused are still absconding.

A meeting of the local club members and leaders resolved to ostracize the three accused from the locality.

On the other hand, the main accused Robindro's brother Nimai claimed that jewelleries and cash of Rs. 1,50,000 were stolen from his house during the mob fury.