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NGH minor rape: accused a habitual offender

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TURA, July 06: The startling case of rape of a minor that came to the fore on Sunday with the arrest of the accused, Zema Sangma has brought the focus of the case back to the system of compromise attempted by the Maharis of both the accused and the victim. What comes as an even more startling fact is that the accused had earlier attempted to rape another 6 year old minor of the same village and was caught in the attempt.

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Rs 10 lakh looted from businessman in City

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SHILLONG, July 06: A businessman was on Monday looted of Rs 10 lakh by a criminal gang in one of the commercial areas of the city, even as police requested public to be extra cautious while coming out from banks.
The incident took place at around 11.30 A.M. when a five member criminal gang looted one Rahul Ali after throwing dirt on his back to distract him.

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Shillong woman commits suicide in bathroom of Assam police station

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SHILONG, July 06: A woman hailing from the Meghalaya capital Shillong was found dead after she allegedly committed suicide inside a toilet attached to the Dispur police station in Assam’s Kamrup district, police said.
The deceased has been identified as Victoria D Kharkongor (39) from Nongrimbah, Laitumkhrah, they said.

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NSCN-K abrogated ceasefire under Paresh Baruah's influence

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New Delhi, July 06 (IANS): The Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) abrogated the ceasefire deal with the Indian government under the influence of ULFA leader Paresh Baruah, according to two former leaders of the NSCN-K.
Wangtin Naga and P. Tikhak, leaders of a new organisation called NSCN (Reformation), said that it was at United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) leader Baruah's instance that NSCN-K leader S.S. Khaplang expelled them from the organisation as kilonsers (ministers) and abrogated the ceasefire deal.

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Five hospitalized after eating noodles

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SHILLONG, July 06: At least five including four minors were admitted in the city hospitals after consuming noodles.
The incident took place after the the five members of a family started complaining of severe headache and vomiting soon after they ate the cooked ‘Yummy’ noodles prepared by their mother on Sunday afternoon.

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KHADC Special Session on July 9 for Chairman election

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SHILLONG, July 06: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) will convene a special session on July 9 to elect its new chairman.
The proposal for holding the special session was approved by Governor V Shanmuganathan on Monday, sources informed.

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4 year old raped, Maharis yet again try to compromise

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TURA, July 05: In one of the most horrendous cases of rape to have come from the Garo Hills region, a four year old minor girl was raped allegedly by a 34 year old man in the village of Upper Jambal, Gairong in North Garo Hills (NGH). The incident which happened at about 2 pm on July 01 last became even starker after the Maharis (clan members) of the accused and the victim tried to compromise without even for once thinking of the physical and emotional pain suffered by the minor girl.
The latest incident comes even after the crackdown on institutions trying to compromise cases of rape recently.
According to information received, the incident happened at about 2 pm when the parents of the girl had gone to work in the fields. She was alone at home with her elder brother who went to take a bath when the accused, Jema Sangma (34), sneaked into the house and raped her despite her protests. Owing to the remoteness of their house her cries could not be heard.

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