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Assam: Minor girl gang-raped in Mazbat, 5 arrested

Enraged locals set fire to the house of two of the accused today. Soon after, paramilitary forces were deployed in the area.

GUWAHATI-  Section 144 of CRPC has been clamped in the Mazbat town after a mob burnt down two houses of two rape accused following the gangrape of a 16-year-old girl in the Udalguri district under Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) on Monday.

The 16-year-old was allegedly raped by five men while she was returning from her tuition class in Mazbat. The accused allegedly gave a lift to the teen on their bike after promising to drop her home. They, however, took her to a brick kiln where they took turns to rape her.

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Enraged locals set fire to the house of two of the accused today. Soon after, paramilitary forces were deployed in the area.

The police have arrested all the accused and the director general of police has ordered a thorough investigation into the incident. The accused have been charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The incident came to light after the family members complained to Mazbat police station on Sunday.

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Following the incident, a large crowd of Various organisations including staged a protest in front of the Mazbat revenue circle office demanding exemplary punishment of the rape accused.

An agitated mob also vandalised the house of the accused and set it to fire, following which firefight teams immediately doused the fire and the police team controlled the situation.

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