Minor rape cases have become a growing concern in the state of Assam. In a recent incident, a man was arrested in the Nagaon district of Assam for allegedly raping his 11-year-old niece. The man is reportedly her maternal uncle.
The minor girl was allegedly raped while her parents were away from home. The accused, however, initially told the parents that another person had molested the girl. It was only later that the victim confided to her mother that her uncle had committed the act.
On June 19, the police arrested the accused after the girl’s mother filed a complaint. Police have kept the identity of the victim and family under wraps to maintain confidentiality.