Assam Northeast

Two arrested in connection with the rape case of an Adivasi woman in Charaideo, Assam

Police arrested two persons on Monday in connection with the rape of an Adivasi woman in Charaideo district on May 27.

Talking to media persons, Charaideo SP Sudhakar Singh said, “We have picked up two persons in connection with the rape incident. The incident was reported on May 27 evening when the woman and her daughter were discharged from Sapekhati Model Hospital after tested COVID negative. On their way back home, two miscreants kidnapped the woman from the road forcefully and took her to some isolated place and raped her,”.

Singh said, “On the next day, the victim filed a complaint and based on her complaint we started an investigation, and last night we have picked up two persons. The victim has identified both persons and based on her identification both were arrested. As per law, we will forward them to court,”.

The incident which shook the state took place at Dhudarali near Borhaat tea garden in Charaideo district. The victim is a resident of Borhaat Nagamaati. The distance between the hospital and their Borhaat Nagamaati area is about 25 km.

The Assam Tea Tribes Students’ alleged that due to negligence on the part of the hospital authority the incident happened as they were denied an ambulance to ferry them back home.

“After our discharge from the hospital. We have asked medical staff to managed an ambulance or vehicle for our return home. But they didn’t provide us with any facilities. Then we decided to walk and on our way back home the horrific incident occurred,” said the victim’s daughter.

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