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Assam: Five held for alleged gang rape of minor in Mazbat

06:01 PM Jun 24, 2024 IST | Shajid Khan
UpdateAt: 06:12 PM Jun 24, 2024 IST
The five accused apprehended in connection with the gang rape at Mazbat P.S in Udalguri district on Monday.
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Udalguri: In a harrowing incident five youths were apprehended on charges of a gruesome gang rape of a minor girl at Dhunsuri T.E under Mazbat PS in Udalguri on the evening of June 22.

According to reports, the minor girl who was accompanied by her friend was coerced by the gang of five youths and was allegedly gang raped in a nearby secluded area.

The incident came to light after the family members lodged a complaint on Sunday regarding the gruesome incident, following which Mazbat police arrested five youths identified as Mustaq Ahmed, Mohidul Islam, Hafizul Ali, Saddam Ali and Ehsan Ahmed in connection with the incident.

Following the incident, various organisations including AASAA, AASU, AAGSU, Assam Gorkha Sanmilani, AABYSF and student body members expressed their outrage and a large crowd staged a protest in front of Mazbat Circle Office demanding justice for the victim's family.

An agitated mob on Monday also vandalised the house of the accused and set it on fire, following which firefight teams immediately doused the fire and the police team controlled the situation.

In a press conference on Monday, Udalguri Superintendent of Police, IPS,  Pushkin Jain said, “We immediately acted after receiving the complaint and arrested the five accused from various parts of Udalguri and neighbouring Darrang district and registered the case vide Mazbat P.S case no. 30/24 under relevant provisions of IPC. We are conducting a thorough investigation and are committed to ensuring that justice is served.”

He further urged the stakeholders and citizens to maintain law and order and appealed to citizens with information to come forward and assist in the investigation.

He also stated that the victim is currently being treated, and she will be supported by necessary legal, medical and psychological assistance as per provisions of the law.

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