Guwahati: A five-year-old girl died after she was allegedly gang-raped and then set ablaze by five persons at her home.
The incident took place on Friday in Nagaon’s Bordua in Assam. Meanwhile, police have arrested two accused in connection with the case. A case has been registered in this regard and further probe is underway.
girl, who had suffered 90 per cent burn injuries, died late at night. At the hospital where she was rushed by her parents, she had told the police that the three boys poured kerosene and set her on fire after raping her.
The police have detained two of the accused and are on the lookout for the third. Since the accused are minors, they will be booked under the Juvenile Justice Act.
A lawmaker, who had recently raised the issue of women’s safety in the state Assembly, said women in her constituency have been living in constant fear of sexual assault. On March 17, police in Nagaon arrested eight people in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a 35-year-old woman.