SHILLONG, Sept 29: 65 â€“ year old Rev Sang Kunga Miller, more fondly known as Pastor SK Miller, was on Friday arrested for allegedly raping a 15 year old girl who came to study and was staying at New Life Home – a hostel owned by the accused at Nongrimaw area, Laitumkhrah.
Following the victims complaint, Civil Society of Women Organization (CSWO) headed by its President, Agnes Kharshiing lodged a complaint on the accused.
According to Kharshniing, the 15 â€“ year old girl was repeatedly molested and raped since 2010.
Giving the girls statement, Kharshniing said that in the past the girl had shared her bad experience with her mother and friends but no one believed.
â€œIt was only when her local guardian approached CSWO, that curtains to the hideous crime committed by the Pastor were opened,â€ Kharshniing said.
She also added that other hostellers residing at New Life Home also shared their horrific experience.
â€œThere were many girls who were staying in the hostel but fearing him kept silent,â€ she asserted.
Meanwhile, the Police and Child Line services also rescued five children aged between 7 â€“ 14 years from the New Life Home that belongs to Pastor Miller of New Life Church following the complaints.
Pastor Miller has also been charged for child exploitation and labour case.
Kharshiing alleged that pastor Miller would bring the girls from poor families from the Meghalaya â€“Assam border area to make them do all the hostel chores.