Mizoram Police on Tuesday arrested a 16-year-old boy accused of raping his paternal grandmother’s sister several times over the past few weeks. The victim is 67-years-old, has weak eyesight and is slightly mentally unsound due to her age, police and neighbors said.
The alleged rapist and the victim both hail from the village of North East Khawdungsei in eastern Champhai district.
The juvenile offender is currently being held at the Ngopa police station and is scheduled to be taken to district headquarters Champhai, where the child protection office is located, on Wednesday, a police officer said.
According to neighbors and police, the boy would wait till the victim’s relatives left for the fields (it is currently harvest season) before entering the house to rape the woman.
This happened several times over the past two weeks. The woman told her relatives that someone she could not identify would enter the house, tie her up and gag her before raping while she was left alone at home.
Alarmed at her complaint, her relatives kept watch and finally caught the boy as he tied her up sometime last week. An FIR was filed by her son on Monday, police said.
A neighbor said the boy lives with his parents, who are bootleggers.