The constable was arrested on Sunday after the local people caught him

A girl student of Class VI was allegedly raped by a constable of the Indian Reserve Battalion after he forced her to drink alcohol at Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh, official sources said on Monday.

The student of a government higher secondary school, who was raped on March 2, recovered consciousness on Sunday at the community health centre where she was taken, after being found lying beside the Circuit House, sources said.

The victim was sent for medical examination.

The IRB constable, Lukbom Yonggam, was arrested on Sunday after the local people caught him, they said.

The local people then gheraoed the police station, demanding punishment for the constable.

The police fired in the air after a crowd assaulted the constable on Sunday evening while he was being taken to the community health centre for medical examination, sources said.

Army doctors treated the constable at the police station due to security reasons, the sources said.

Local MLA Thangwang Wangham said that the culprit should be dealt with, with an iron hand, and asked the people to refrain from aggravating the situation and let the law take its own course.