Jawan handed 2-year imprisonment, dismissed for rape attempt

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Imphal, May 22 (UNI) An Assam Rifles jawan has been sentenced to two-year imprisonment and subsequently dismissed from service for attempting to rape a girl in Manipur last year.

Assam Rifles sources said Rifleman Namthuipou Gangmei attempted to rape the girl in March 2007 during which he also hit her with a stone.

A Staff Court of Inquiry was instituted by Headquarters 9 Sector of Assam Rifles, which found Gangmei guilty, they added.

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