Monday, January 9, 2017
Rapes shame Meghalaya
A series of rape cases including an alleged case of trafficking of minor girls that has rocked Meghalaya in the past three weeks or more has so far landed 12 persons including an MLA in jail, with the police looking for more people involved in them. Meanwhile, several NGOs and civil society groups of Shillong have called for a protest rally in the state capital on Wednesday against the incidents.
While Independent MLA Julius Kitbok Dorphang was arrested in Guwahati on Friday night in connection with the Shillong rape and trafficking case first registered on December 16, the other seven arrested so far in this case includes a female waiter of a guest house allegedly owned by a senior minister in the Congress-led government in the state.
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