Assam: Rape of minor girl, 7 injured in clashes

Last Updated: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 19:36

Goreswar: A minor`s alleged rape by
two Bodo youths on Monday lead to a clash between locals and
police, injuring two policemen and others in Baksa district,
officials said.

The girl was allegedly raped when she was on way to bathe
in the river, police said, adding the two youths fled
thereafter.

The irate locals then set fire to several houses at Uttar
Harijora village of Goreswar sub-division.

Police rushed to the spot and in the clash that ensued
between the two sides, two senior police officials -- sub
divisional officer of Tamulpur, Abdul Sammad Hussain and
deputy sub divisional officer Tez Prasad Bhusal -- were
injured. Five other persons received minor injuries, they
said.

Three police vehicles were also damaged by the mob.
Police then resorted to lathicharge and firing in the air
to contain the situation and disperse the mob, the officials
said.

Army and paramilitary forces were later deployed in the
area as tension prevailed, police added.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 19:36

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