The woman was raped on May 17, with the village customary court identifying him as one Kiedai Dwasang.
Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati Updated: May 21, 2015 5:56 pm Five days after a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by a man in Ngwalwa village in Peren district in Nagaland, the police registered a case on Thursday, but by then the alleged rapist had already managed to escape. But what has also created sensation in Nagaland is the fact the man accused of rape was reportedly “tried” by the village customary court. Customary laws are still prevalent and recognized by the government in Nagaland- following which he was slammed a seven-day excommunication from the village. Peren deputy commissioner Peter Lichamo said over the telephone that family members of the victim lodged an FIR only on Thursday, immediately after which a case was registered in Jalukie police station. “The person accused of rape is absconding. But the police is on the look-out and we hope to apprehend him as early as possible,” Lichamo told The Indian Express. RelatedThe Big Picture: His Name was KhanDimapur lynching: It was 'consensual sex' not rape, says Nagaland govt reportMan accused of raping mentally challenged minor cousin arrested The woman, whose husband is a government employee, was raped on May 17, with the village customary court identifying him as one Kiedai Dwasang, who himself is said to be a father of four children. Dwasang reportedly was accused of similar crimes against women at least on four earlier occasions, it was gathered. -