Magisterial enquiry ordered into alleged gangrape in Kokrajhar

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

PTI| Updated: Aug 11, 2015, 18:16 PM IST

Guwahati: A magisterial enquiry has been ordered into the alleged gangrape of an eight-month pregnant woman by two Army personnel in Kokrajhar district and said "strict action" will follow to punish the culprits, Assam government on Tuesday said.

Replying to the issue 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 a few Army personnel took her to a school building from her house and two of them raped her during the wee hours yesterday.

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.