Imphal: A 33-year-old fugitive was finally arrested by Moreh Police from T Bongmol village in Manipur‘s Tengnoupal distrct on Monday in connection with a case of sexual assault of a minor.

As per reports, the man — identified as Mangminlal Touthang of Hemthang of Mission Veng in Moreh — was accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old minor girl.

A report on sexual assault was received from the PHC Moreh on June 10. Since then, the police had been on the lookout of the accused, said reports.

After receiving reliable information about the presence of the accused in T Bongmol village, which is located about 35 km from Moreh Police Station, the police team conducted a search operation and arrested the accused at 12.30 pm on Monday, reports said.

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A case has been registered against the accused under FIR No 24(6) 2021 MRH-PS U/S 6 POCSO Act of 2012, the reports added.

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