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Arunachal: Hostel warden held for raping 14 girls

PTI  Itanagar, August 28, 2013
First Published: 13:38 IST(28/8/2013) | Last Updated: 14:06 IST(28/8/2013)

In yet another shocker, schoolgirls in a small town in Arunachal Pradesh's West Siang district scaled the boundary wall of their hostel on Tuesday to reach the nearest police station and lodge a rape complaint against their warden.

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Vipin Wisvan, who was serving as the hostel warden of a private school in Likhabali has been charged with raping 14 minor girls for over three years. He has been arrested and investigations are on, police said, adding that the school principal and two other staff were also detained for interrogation.

According to the complaint, the accused had threatened the girls with dire consequences, if they disclosed anything to their parents. It was alleged that when the matter was brought to the knowledge of the school principal by the students, the principal tried to hush up the matter. Then a few students mustered the courage to scale the boundary wall and reported the matter to the police.

The rape of the girls – aged between 4 and 13 years – for more than three years triggered massive protests by local residents, students and members of the civil society on Tuesday evening. They also gheraoed the Likhabali Police Station, demanding capital punishment for the culprit.


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