Class V girl gang raped and set on fire in Assam, dies

Nation Next Newsroom | Mar 24, 2018 15:02

A class V girl in Assam’s Nagaon district was first gang raped and then set on fire by a 21-year-old boy and two juveniles (age 10 and 11) on Friday. The minor succumbed to injuries on late Friday night at a Guwahati hospital. While the police have arrested the two accused minors, the third accused Zakir Hussain in still on the run.

As per the police, the minor was raped by Zakir while she was alone at home after returning from the school. The two minor accused then joined him and raped the girl, who was set on fire by the three later.

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This is the second case of gang rape in Nagaon in the month of March. On March 17, a 35-year-old woman was gang raped by eight men in front of her husband.