Published On : Sat, Jan 7th, 2017

Meghalaya MLA accused of raping minor girl, arrested

Meghalaya: A legislator from Meghalaya who had been absconding after his name emerged in a rape case was today arrested in Guwahati.

Independent MLA Julius K Dorhphang was arrested from Garchuk in Guwahati in a joint operation by Meghalaya and Assam police.

Dorhphang, a former rebel leader of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, went into hiding after police registered a case against him for allegedly raping a minor.

On January 4, a local court issued non-bailable warrant against Mr Dorphang after he failed to appear before the Investigating Officer, probing the case.