IMPHAL, Oct 7: Maibam Manojkumar, Special Judge, POCSO, Imphal East, today convicted one Konjengbam Nipamacha under POCSO Act for sexually assaulting a minor victim, and fixed October 11 for the sentence hearing.
The convict Konjengbam Nipamacha (70) s/o (L) Gandha of Heinoukhongnembi, who had been on bail was arrested soon after the announcement of the judgment and remanded to judicial custody.
The judgment had been kept reserved following the final hearing against the convict on September 23.
It may be mentioned that the case began against Nipamacha after the mother of the victim lodged a complaint before Women PS Imphal West stating that her daughter had been sexually assaulted by the convict who is also the care taker of a boarding located at Kwakeithel Lamdong and which is run by his (convict) daughter.
Based on the complaint, a regular case was registered against the convict and he was taken into custody for investigation.
Then Women Sub Inspector M Ronita of Women PS Imphal West submitted the charge sheet for the trial under section 6 of the POCSO Act and charge was farmed on February 14, 2017. Altogether 8 prosecution witnesses and 5 defense witnesses were produced during the trial.
During the final argument hearing, the Special PP contended that out of the eight witnesses produced before the Court, one is the victim herself and another is her grandmother to whom she first narrated the incident.
The Special PP submitted that victim was staying in the boarding run by the daughter of the convict and the convict was running a shop near the boarding establishment.
The minor victim clearly stated that one day when she came back from school, the convict called her to give some eatables and when she reached his room, the convict took her to his bed and sexually assaulted her, the Special PP explained.
The medical report also supported the statement of the victim and mentioned that there are signs of recent sexual assault, the Special PP contended.
After hearing both parties, the Court convicted K Nipamacha under section POCSO Act and fixed October 11 for the sentence hearing.