TURA, Sept 25 - Sanjib Arengh, an accused in the kidnap and rape of a 12 year-old girl from Konchikol Apal in Rajasimla under Kharkutta Police Station in North Garo Hills, was arrested early this morning when he allegedly went home.
The accused had allegedly waylaid the minor girl he knew, while she was on her way to school and raped her. He had even offered her Rs 50 to keep silent on the matter while also threatening the girl with dire consequences if she revealed the matter to anyone. The incident occurred on September 22.
Once the incident became public, the culprit fled fearing retribution from villagers as well as a lookout notice by the police. He had abandoned his motorcycle before fleeing into the jungle. Arengh had since been on the run. A man hunt was organised by police as well as locals though he was able to evade capture until his arrest at about 2 am this morning.