In a heart-wrenching incident, a class five student in Assam's Nagaon district was allegedly gang-raped and then set on fire by five people at her home on Friday.
The girl, who had suffered 90 per cent burn injuries, died late night.
At the hospital where the victim was rushed, she told the police that she knew the three boys who poured kerosene and set her on fire after raping her.
"We have recorded a dying declaration... Based on that two of the accused have been caught; they will be produced in court today," Shankar Raimedhi, Superintendent of Police, Nagaon, told an English leading daily.
A medical test to confirm rape could not be conducted "due to the severity of the injuries," Mr. Raimedhi added.
Meanwhile, police have arrested two accused in connection with the case.
A case has been registered in this regard and further probe is underway.
Five-year-old girl died after she was allegedly gang-raped & then set ablaze by five persons at her home in Nagaon's Bordua yesterday. Case registered, two men arrested.
Further investigation underway— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2018