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3 held on rape charge

Three persons accused of raping a 17-year-old here were remanded to three days' police custody after being produced in a local court today.

By A STAFF REPORTER in Guwahati
  • Published 8.03.15
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Guwahati, March 7: Three persons accused of raping a 17-year-old here were remanded to three days' police custody after being produced in a local court today.

Debojit Bora, Dhanjit Saikia and Sukumar Kalita were arrested last night from a rented house here on Rajgarh Road, based on a call by an unidentified person. Police sources said they found the girl in Bora's rented house and brought her to the police station along with the youths.

"We registered a case after the girl's family lodged an FIR alleging that she was raped by the three. We conducted a medical examination of the accused as well as the complainant for thorough investigation," said the source.

The three accused are aged between 20 and 25 years and hail from Golaghat, Mangaldoi in Darrang district and Sualkuchi in Kamrup district respectively.

They have been booked under Section 376 (D) IPC and Sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. Rajgarh residents today staged a protest in front of Bhangagarh police station demanding action against the accused.