Despite Meghalaya being a matrilineal society, the state has recorded 58 per cent cases involving sexual offences. Police statistics show that the crime against women in on the rise, and most of those cases are related to sexual assault.
Court of the Special Judge (POCSO), Nongstoin, has sentenced one person to 10 years of imprisonment along with a fine of Rs. 20,000 for sexual assault of a minor. At the same time, the court has acquitted another accused in the case.