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Updated: 07-12-2018 23:07 IST

A constable of Meghalaya police was

arrested on charges of kidnapping and attempted sexual assault

of a minor girl in North Garo Hills district, police said


The constable had kidnapped the 13-year-old girl

Thursday from a place near her house on the pretext of

providing her a job as a domestic help, the police said.

He has been identified as Samuel R Marakhad and he was

posted at Rongsak in East Garo Hills district, a police

officer said.

"He has been arrested and case has been registered

against him," the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of

North Garo Hills district, Nikseng Momin, said.

The constable was booked under various sections of the

POCSO Act, he said.

The constable had taken the girl near Willianmnagar

and made an attempt to assault her sexually, the police

officer said.

According to the police officer, the constable had

approached the girl when she was washing utensils near her


He then asked the girl to come to his house to work as

a domestic help and took her from there.

A local person saw this and informed the girl's family

and a complaint was lodged with the police after which the

accused was arrested, the police officer said.

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