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Assam: Minor girl gang-raped for two days in Nagaon

Police have registered a case at the Nagaon Civil Hospital Police Outpost, and initiated a probe

Assam: Minor girl gang-raped for two days in Nagaon

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: A minor girl was allegedly raped by six men over the course of two days in the Nagaon district of Assam, as reported by the officials on Thursday.

According to Nagaon BP Civil Hospital Superintendent Dr. LC Nath, the 16-year-old girl was brought in an e-rickshaw by a youth in a semi-conscious state, said by Nagaon BP Civil Hospital Superintendent Dr. LC Nath

Adding to it, he said, "We have begun our medical investigation and she is under treatment." He said.

Police have registered a case at the Nagaon Civil Hospital Police Outpost, and initiated a probe, a senior official said.

The girl, while speaking to reporters at the hospital, said she was abducted by some miscreants on Tuesday when she was waiting for an e-rickshaw to return home from school.

"They took me to an unidentified place in a vehicle and tied my mouth, hands and legs. A total of six persons confined me for two days and raped me repeatedly," she said.

Another such rape case of a minor girl occurred on July 15, in Hailakandi district when she went to collect vegetables from a hilly area in her village.

Moreover, as per available information, the alleged incident took place in a village under the Ramnathpur police station, under the Katlicherra assembly constituency near the Assam-Mizoram inter-state border. The police later launched a manhunt to nab two men accused of raping the minor girl from the Reang community in southern Assam's Hailakandi district.

An FIR has been lodged against Abul Hussain and Salamuddin and a case under Sections 376 (rape) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and Section 6 (sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 registered against them. As per the complaint, the girl was raped by Abul and Salam Locals said the girl, who was left in the hilly area by the accused, somehow reached her home and narrated the alleged incident to her family members, after which they informed the police.

Later, the OC told him that they were in search of the accused and hoped both the culprits would be in the police net soon, the sources said.

Roy urged the general public to help the police track down the accused and announced a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 to the people who would give information leading to the arrest of the convicts.

The former MLA came down heavily on Katlicherra legislator Sujam Uddin Laskar, saying crimes against women have increased across the Katlicherra assembly constituency in the past few years after Sujam became the MLA of Katlicherra. "Katlicherra used to be a peaceful place for thirty years when Gautam Roy (Rahul's) father was the MLA of the constituency. Now the area has become lawless," he said.

Notably, as per the reports, the crime against women has increased to a huge number in 2021 as compared to the year 2020. The total number of cases of crimes against women registered in 2021 in the State was 29,046 while in 2020, the number of cases was 26,352. As per the NRCB data, Assam is followed by Delhi which recorded 147.6 percent rate of crimes against women while Odisha recorded 137.8 percent. However, it is to be mentioned that, as per the data, in 2021, 46 cases of murder with rape/gang rape were registered in Assam. In these 46 cases, the number of female victims is 47. Also, the registered number of rape cases is only 1,733 while the number of victims is 1,835.

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