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'Assam girl raped in Tamil Nadu' Gaurav Gogoi seeks capital punishment for accused

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi has written a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami over the gangrape of a 22-year-old woman from Assam that took place at Palladam nearby Tirupur district of the State.

Gaurav Gogoi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Oct 2020 2:34 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi has written a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami over the gangrape of a 22-year-old woman from Assam that took place at Palladam nearby Tirupur district of the State.

Gogoi requested Palaniswami to instruct the concerned authority for capital punishment to the accused and take appropriate measure for the medical treatment and financial aid to the victim.

According to Gogoi's letter, the victim a temporary resident of Coimbatore was raped after being taken to an isolated spot. The police have arrested five accused involved in the incident, search for one is still on, the letter stated.

"Violence and stigmatizing the people from North East, who come to metropolitan cities for higher studies and employment opportunities, are often targeted not only radically but also sexually. Nothing has changed for the Northeast people at all, many recent incidents indicate the same," said Gogoi.

Futher in his letter, Gogoi underlined that, "In this hour of grief, we must stand in solidarity with the victim. We should remain committed for the protection of our sisters and safeguarding their respect and dignity. In the meantime, we must send a strong message to the rapist and keep rule of law in their mind."

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