The Police on Friday arrested a 45-year-old man from Bolung village in Lower Dibang Valley district on charges of repeatedly raping a mentally and physically challenged girl.
Acting on the complaint lodged by the parents of the victim, the rapist was immediately arrested by the police .
According to police, the accused, who is a relative of the victim and is himself a father of three, has admitted his crime. He had allegedly been raping the girl repeatedly for the last seven months, police said.
The crime came to light only on Thursday night, when the victim’s parents, who had gone to work and returned home early that day, saw their daughter coming out of the house of the man, who lived in the same neighbourhood.
The accused has been booked under Section 376 (I) (n) IPC, informed police sources.