Guwahati Man Arrested For Raping 14-Year-Old Girl On Saraswati Puja

Guwahati, February 11, 2019

A man was arrested by the Basistha police for allegedly raping a 14-year-old minor girl on February 10th, 2019.

Shyamal Dey, a resident of Beltola area of Guwahati, reportedly convinced the minor girl to come with him for a trip to Meghalaya to attend a Saraswati Puja special cultural programme.

As per the locals, upon reaching Umtrenga area along the Assam-Meghalaya border, Dey stopped his Wagon R vehicle and offered the girl to drink a bottle of cold drink laced with intoxicants. “After the girl fell unconscious, the man raped her inside his car. Dey is also involved in car theft racket,” said a local.

The girl is undergoing treatment at the Health City Hospital, Khanapara in Guwahati. The victim’s parents have filed an FIR with the police under Section 366 (A) 382, R/W Sec 12 Of POCSO Act. Based on the complaint, the police arrested Dey on February 11th, 2019.