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Meghalaya minor rape case: 3 more surrender, total arrests at 16

Three persons surrendered before a local court in connection with the sex racket involving a 14 year-old girl in which MLA Julius Dorphang was sent to jail.

india Updated: Jan 26, 2017 17:52 IST
Around 500 activists and residents had taken to the streets in Shillong after a 14-year-old girl was raped allegedly by rebel-turned-MLA Julius Kitbok Dorphang.
Around 500 activists and residents had taken to the streets in Shillong after a 14-year-old girl was raped allegedly by rebel-turned-MLA Julius Kitbok Dorphang.(HT photo )

Three persons surrendered before a local court in connection with the sex racket involving a 14 year-old girl in which MLA Julius Dorphang was sent to jail.

With this, the number of persons either arrested or surrendered in connection with the sex racket has risen to 16.

The three persons hailing from Ichamati village in East Khasi Hills district bordering Bangladesh surrendered before the Special POSCO Court on Wednesday.

The surrender came following an FIR lodged by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on January 18 accusing them of sexually exploiting the girl.

The sex racket came to light after an employee of a guest house, owned by the senior Congress leader and home minister HDR Lyngdoh’s family, was arrested last month for allegedly working as a pimp of the minor girl.