Dibrugarh: On Monday, the Assam Police arrested one of the three men who were involved in the kidnapping and gang rape of one female student in Dibrugarh.
The arrested person has been identified as Aryan Das who is studying in the same college as the victim and is also her close acquaintance.
As per the complaint of the female student, Aryan Das had offered her a ride on his scooter but before they reached college he claimed that the vehicle had broken down. Aryan Das's brother-in-law Pabitra Hazarika and one Debajit Das then offered them a ride in their car where the female student was offered a juice that was spiked.
On waking up, the female student realized what had occurred but the trio had threatened to kill her family if she disclosed the incident to anyone.
Dibrugarh Additional SP Bipul Chetia said, "He often picked her up from home and go to college on his scooter together. But, one day, he said that he ran out of fuel and so came to pick her up on a relative's car. There, he offered her a laced drink which she consumed and fell unconscious. When she gained consciousness, she found herself naked in a closed room."
One of the officials said, "The victim was afraid of approaching police. She said Aryan had threatened to kill her family members if she went to the police."
The Additional SP further informed, "She alleged that two more persons had been harassing her by threatening to publish her naked pictures in social media if she didn't spend a night with them. It was then, that she said the victim revealed her ordeal to her parents and filed an FIR."
The police have booked the three accused under section 376(2)(f) for rape, 504 for insult with an intention of breach of peace, 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 34 for crimes committed in common intention of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with section of the Information Technology Act or IT Act.