Tura, Oct 17: A person was arrested in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills after his try to rape a minor woman, which her clan members tried to hush up, was reported to the police, a spokesman of the power stated on Saturday. The incident happened two days in the past and the clan members had met and tried to achieve a compromise with the person on Friday, the police stated.
The person had forcefully taken the woman and gagged her earlier than making an attempt to rape her. The youthful sister of the sufferer, who witnessed the crime, raised an alarm and the person was caught by the villagers, the police stated.
However as an alternative of handing over the person to the police, the villagers held a ‘Mahari’ (clan) assembly the place they sought to achieve a compromise wherein the person can be let off. The police later arrested the person on being knowledgeable and booked him underneath the provisions of POCSO, stated the district superintendent of police M G R Kumar. .
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