Woman gang-raped by 8 as husband watches helplessly

All the accused arrested and sent to police remand for their interrogation

The Hush Post: In a shocking incident a woman was gang-raped by eight persons in the presence of her husband who watched the incident helplessly in Assam. The incident occurred on Thursday and all the accused were arrested on Saturday.

The incident was reported from Nagaon district in North-Eastern state Assam. After registering a first information report (FIR) the police managed to arrest all the eight accused. The accused arrested by the police were produced in a local court which while accepting the police plea of taking all the accused in their remand for their questioning, the court granted four days police remand of the arrested eight accused.

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“If required, we may seek more time for questioning,” Nagaon SP Shankar Barata Raimedhi was quoted as saying by The Times of India. He added that the rape survivor’s condition was stable and out of danger.

The daily reported that the incident occurred on Thursday when they were travelling from Kampur to Hojai. When they reached Chaparmukh, the couple did find any transport go to Hojai. “The prime accused, Marjot Ali, took them to Kakotigaon on the pretext of providing them shelter for the night. At an isolated place near Kopili river, seven others… were already waiting,” the daily quoted a police official as saying.

Once they took them to a secluded area, all the accused beat up the man and gang-raped his wife in front of him as the man watched the incident helplessly. After raping the woman, the accused fled the spot and before running away they robbed the couple of their valuables and cash, a police official said.

After the accused fled away, the couple took some time to get back in shape and gather courage to reach the police. On their complaint the police registered an FIR against the persons and were able to trace and arrest all the accused. After arresting them, the police produced the accused in a local court and took them in their custody for their interrogation.

Meanwhile the rape victim was admitted to a hospital for her medical check-up.


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