Remand for tutor

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Apr 7 : Special Judge POCSO Imphal West remanded a 55 year old tutor to judicial custody till April 21 for 'sexually assaulting' a minor girl repeatedly.
The accused Khulpuwa Joseph Maring, s/o Koba Maring of Khulsaibung Part II Machi Sub Division was produced before the Court after the completion of seven days police custody along with the prayers for remanding him to judicial custody for further investigation.
The IO of the case through APP submitted that the mother of the minor victim lodged a written complaint  on March 31, 2021, stating that her daughter returned home from tuition dejected that day (March 31).
On inquiry,  the victim revealed that her tutor allegedly removed her dress before committing the sexual offence in a kitchen at around 10.30 am of the said day, continued the IO adding that the accused had committed sexual offences on numerous occasions for about 2 years as per the victim's disclosure.
Saying the tutor threatened the minor with dire consequences if she informed about the matter to her parents or anybody, the IO apprised the Court that the accused was arrested on the same day (March 31) at around 7 pm.
During police interrogation, the accused admitted that he had sexually assaulted the minor victim for a number of time in the past since December 2019 and committed penetrative sexual assault on December 2020, the IO said  adding that the tutor threatened the victim minor with dire consequences if she reports the incident to anybody after each offence. The Court on perusal of the case record and after hearing the submission of the IO remanded the accused to judicial custody till April 21, 2021.