Minor Girl Gang Raped & Hanged From Tree in Assam, 7 HSLC Students Arrested
GUWAHATI: Seven boys, who appeared for their class 10 board examinations, were apprehended for allegedly raping and killing a 12-year-old girl in Assam's Biswanath district.
As per reports, the family members of the victim lodged a missing complaint with the local police on February 29. Later, the victim was found hanging from a tree in a jungle area of the village.
Following the incident, police detained a local boy who confessed to the crime and on Sunday, Biswanath district police had arrested seven minor boys who allegedly raped and murdered the girl.
The crime occurred on Friday in Chakla village under the jurisdiction of Gohpur police station, they said on Sunday. A senior police officer said that the culprits, all of them High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinees, were nabbed by a police team on Sunday. After an examination, the accused had called the victim on the pretext of organising a party and raped her in the forest, the officer said. It is suspected that the girl was raped on Friday night and then hanged from a tree in a forest near the house, the senior police officer said.
(With inputs from PTI)