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5 arrested in case of sexual assault of minor in WGH


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Tura, Nov 2: In a sensational development, 5 persons were arrested from the village of Chibinang after they were involved in the kidnapping and rape of a 14 year old minor while she was on her way home. While the FIR by the father of the victim only mentioned one of sexually assaulting the victim, the rest assisted the alleged rapist in forcefully taking the girl.

The incident, as per the FIR took place last evening, Nov 1.

In the FIR filed today, Nov 2 at Phulbari PS under West Garo Hills, the father of the victim named 5 persons, all of who have been arrested by WGH police this afternoon, Nov 2.

The accused in the case have been identified as Zakirul Islam, Rakif Hussain, Bhima Sanyasi, Laddu Islam and Kaushik Gupta. They have all been arrested by the police and are currently in custody.

The FIR stated that at about 10 PM on Nov 1, when the girl along with of her friends were returning home from Chibinang. They were stopped by the 5 accused near the Chibinang Durga Mandir by the accused.

“Zakirul came on his bike and forcefully took her to a lonely place while the others beat up her friends. He took her to an isolated place in a paddy filed and raped her. He later threatened to kill her if she disclosed anything or when she tried to cry out for help. After he raped her, she was able to escape by jumping out of the bike that she was being forced to travel in. She headed to her friend’s house in the dark after escaping and only told us the details today,” stated the FIR.

Sources stated that the accused in the case had weapons that they used to threaten the victim, a charge that the police are currently investigating.

Following the complaint, Phulbari police immediately swung into action and immediately arrested the accused. They have now been forwarded to Court.

“We are investigating the matter and all the accused have been arrested. An ASP level officer will be going there to investigate the case. We will take action against those responsible,” informed WGH SP, Abraham T Sangma.

Meanwhile a conglomeration of NGOs from the Phulbari region have condemned the incident and sought the strictest action against the accused in the case.

“These kinds of acts are condoned to the greatest extent as they have no place in our society. Those responsible have to be given the strictest punishment possible so that no such acts are repeated,” informed the NGOs.


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