Meghalaya MLA Arrested For Allegedly Raping Minor Girl


Meghalaya: Julius Kitbok Dorphang, an independent MLA from Meghalaya, was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly raping a minor girl. Dorphang was brought to Shillong police station after he was arrested by the police, reports news agency ANI.

A non-bailable warrant was issued against him on Wednesday after which Dorphang had gone into hiding. He is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl on December 15, 2016. He was booked under POCSO act and other sections of IPC after the victim filed an FIR on December 16.

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The minor girl had accused Dorphang, who represents Mawhati constituency, of sexually exploiting her in a guest house in Shillong. The 51-year-old politician was chairman of Hynniewtrep National Council (HNLC), an armed underground group, from 1993 to 2007. He was elected as an independent MLA in 2013.