A 17-year-old minor girl was brutally gang-raped in a forest in Assam’s Hojai area, while one of the accused shot a video of the act and uploaded it on social media.
A 17-year-old minor girl was brutally gang-raped by five men in a forest in Assam’s Hojai area of Nagon district, said the police on Thursday. So far police have arrested three accused in connection with the incident while two are absconding, a police officer said.
The alleged incident occurred a month ago at Dighaljharuni village in Akashiganga reserve forest area, but the matter came to light after a video shot by one of the accused went viral on social media said the police. On the basis of that viral video an FIR was lodged on Wednesday.
As per the FIR, the minor girl was raped by five men on March 25, when she was going to a relative’s place with her brother-in-law, the police, said.
According to the police sources ” the five accused forcibly dragged the girl into the forest and raped her, while one of the accused shot a video of the act and uploaded it on social media. Three among the five accused were arrested from Dighaljharuni village. The girl’s brother-in-law was also detained for questioning. Two of the accused are absconding.
“The girl was sent to Nagaon Civil Hospital for medical examination. An investigation has been initiated, police said.