Jorhat: On Saturday, a tea-tribe’s girl of Bihubor tea estate in Sivasagar district lodged a complaint with the police station claimed that 5 persons of her locality raped her on December 25 while she was on her way back home from a Christmas programme in the evening. Police registered a case and arrested three indicted in the crime.
This incident occured at Gendra basti in Bihubor tea estate under Nazira police station in the district. Raju Gogoi, officer in-charge of Nazira police station said that “We have arrested three of the five accused so far. Investigation is on.”
The victim suspected that she was convincingly dragged to a near paddy field by the 5 men while she was returning from her sister’s place in the evening.
Police officer said that “The victim did not lodge the complaint till Saturday as those accused in the case had warned her of dire consequences. They didn’t want the matter to be published and also threatened to kill her. Gaining confidence from the support of local women’s organization, she filed the complaint seeking punishment for the accused.”
He added that the case was filed late, but prima facie there is a chance of the crime and medical examinations will be carried out on Monday to determine the truth.