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Class five girl set on fire after alleged gang-rape in Assam, dies; two arrested

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.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 24 Mar 2018, 03:00:02 PM
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New Delhi:

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.

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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.

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First Published : 24 Mar 2018, 02:56:24 PM

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