Gangtok, 22 Mar:
A 26-year-old man from Chakung, West Sikkim, has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl today, Jorethang Police reports. The victim was reportedly traveling to Gangtok from Siliguri when the accused called her and offered to drop her home from Melli, West Bengal. After picking up the victim from Melli, the accused and his friend reportedly drank alcohol and forced her to drink too. When the victim asked the accused to stop the vehicle to relieve herself, he reportedly followed her and taking advantage of the darkness, sexually assaulted her.
However, after reaching Melli check post, the victim got out of the vehicle and narrated the incident to the police personnel on duty who arrested the accused and booked him under Protection Of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, 2012.
The victim on the other hand was sent to hospital for medical examination. She later revealed that she was married and had two children.