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Minor gang-raped and set on fire, dies in Assam

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This is the second case of gang rape in Nagaon district in eight days.

A minor died in Assam’s Nagaon district after she was gang-raped by three – two of them juveniles – and set on fire. The incident happened at Lalunggaon, about 125 km from Guwahati, under the Batadraba police station.

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Police said the Class V student, died of more than 95% burns. Local residents found her in a critical condition and admitted her to the Nagaon Civil Hospital from where she was transferred to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital. The police said the accused – JakirHussain, 21, and the two juveniles belonging to the same village of the victim, raped the girl when she was alone at home, doused her with kerosene and set her on fire. “We arrested the two teenagers on Friday and are searching for the third,” Shankar BrataRaimedhi, Nagaon District Superintendent of Police, told The Hindu.

People of Lalunggaon  destroyed absconder JakirHussain’s house. Students’ organisation such as the All Assam Students’ Union carried out protest rallies demanding stern action against the accused.The Local MP and junior Railway Minister RajenGohain condemned this incident and said “The age of the culprits should not come in the way of punishment in such a heinous crime,”

 

Lokesh

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