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Foreigners held for rape, killing of Mizo woman

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 13:04

Aizawl: A Myanmarese and a Nepali citizen were arrested in Mizoram on Wednesday for raping and killing an aged Mizo woman, police said here.

A police spokesman told reporters that the two foreign nationals were arrested in connection with the killing of a 66-year-old widow in Baktawng village, about 80 km south of here, late on Tuesday night.

"Doctors after a medical examination have confirmed that the woman was raped before she was killed," police official said.

Over 50,000 Myanmarese live in different parts of Mizoram, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, and many of them work at shops and factories after obtaining work permits.

According to police, the Myanmarese nationals occasionally get involved in crimes in the northeastern state.


First Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 13:04

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