Assam: Probe against army personnel for gangraping pregnant woman

  • PTI, Guwahati
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2015 17:51 IST

A magisterial enquiry has been ordered into the alleged gangrape of an eight-month pregnant woman by two army personnel in Kokrajhar district to ensure that "strict action" is taken to punish the culprits, the Assam government said on Tuesday.

After the issue was raised in the Assembly by Bodoland Peoples Front MLA Pramila Rani Brahma, parliamentary affairs minister Rockybul Hussain said the government has ordered Kokrajhar deputy commissioner to conduct a magisterial enquiry into the incident.

"We have asked to submit the report within seven days. We will do everything possible to help the victim. Strict action will follow to punish the culprit," he added.

Giving details about the case, Hussain said, a woman had filed an FIR at Kachugaon police station alleging that few army personnel took her to a school building from her house and two of them raped her during the wee hours on Monday.

The woman also mentioned that she is eight-month pregnant, he added.

On the basis of the complaint, the police has registered a case under section 376(2)e/g against the army personnel of the Moinguri-based camp.

The minister said the woman was taken for a medical check-up to Rupnath Brahma Civil hospital and the report is awaited.

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