Indian lawmaker arrested in minor girl rape charges

Indian lawmaker arrested in minor girl rape charges | Pakistantribe.com

NEW DELHI – Indian police have arrested a lawmaker from northeastern Meghalaya state on charges of raping a 14-year-old trafficked girl, an officer said on Saturday.

Julius Dorphang, a militant commander turned legislator, was arrested in neighbouring Guwahati city late Friday after evading police for several days.

“He was arrested last night and has been charged with raping a minor girl and human trafficking,” Vivek Syiem, a police officer in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong, told AFP.

The victim has accused the 51-year-old politician of sexually assaulting her twice in December after she was sold to him by traffickers.

The girl told police she was kept at a guesthouse and has accused seven other people, including a guesthouse employee, of trafficking and selling her to the legislator.

The guesthouse is owned by a state minister’s son, according to Syiem.

Dorphang founded a militant group in Meghalaya in 2000 seeking greater rights for two tribal groups, before laying down arms in 2007 and entering politics.- AFP

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