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Protest against gang rape

Dibrugarh, Aug. 12: The Dibrugarh district unit of the ABVP today held a demonstration in front of the deputy commissioner’s office against the alleged gang rape of a minor and demanded speedy justice.

Around 200 college students participated in the demonstration that started from DHSK Commerce College. On August 10, four youths allegedly gang-raped a minor near Banipur station at 10pm. The girl was on her way to Panitola with her brother.

The students, holding placards and banners, marched through major roads of the town, and staged a demonstration outside the deputy commissioner’s office and demanded stringent action against the culprits. They also raised slogans against the Assam government and accused chief minister Tarun Gogoi of failing to curb incidents of crime against women. “There is no security for women in Assam and the Tarun Gogoi government has failed to stop crimes against women,” a student said.

Police arrested three persons — Karun Gogoi, Pranjit Dutta and Kailan Dutta — in connection with the incident. Another accused, Raju Gogoi, is absconding.

The ABVP submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner and demanded a police outpost under Banipur station. “We demand capital punishment for the guilty, Raju Gogoi, who has been absconding, should be arrested quickly,’’ said Simanta Das, secretary of the ABVP unit.