Assam: 85-year-old priest arrested for raping, impregnating minor in Lakhimpur

Assam: A priest aged 85 was arrested for impregnating and raping a child in Lakhimpur

North Lakhimpur A priest of a local temple in Lakhimpur’s Panigaon was arrested on charges of sexually abusing a minor girl. 

The priest was identified based on a complaint filed by the victim’s parents.

After her mother had health concerns, the 15-year-old minor discovered that she was pregnant.

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The victim’s mother accused the priest known as Bhola Baba, 85, raped her minor daughter on multiple occasions. 

She said that the priest would summon her daughter to do chores. Then, he’d force her to obey him.

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She told the media, “He would often take my daughter for chores and then would rape her. He even threatened her with consequences if she told anyone about the issue.”

She further alleged, “The Baba offered us money to settle the matter.”