Tezpur (Assam), Mar 2 : Seven boys, who appeared for their class 10 board examinations, were arrested for allegedly raping and killing a 12-year-old girl in Assam’s Biswanath district, according to official sources .
According to information available ,the girl was hanged from a tree after the crime that occurred on Friday in Chakla village under the jurisdiction of Gohpur police station.
The culprits, all of them High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinees, were caught by a police team on Sunday.
After an examination, the accused had called the victim to a house on the pretext of organising a party and raped her, police sources said.
The girl”s uncle told the media and the police that after an examination, the boys had called the girl to a house on the pretext of holding a party and subsequently raped her.
Police and victim”s family suspected that the girl was hanged from a tree in a forest after the mass rape by the accused. The police said they were awaiting the autopsy report to ascertain whether the girl was raped.
After the recovery of the girl”s body, the boys had been absconding but the police were able to apprehended them from different places of the district on Saturday.
It is suspected that the girl was raped on Friday night and then hanged from a tree in a forest near the house.
“The girl, with multiple injuries in her body, was found hanging from a tree in Chakla village under Gohpur police station on Saturday. The crime might have occurred on Friday,” a police official said.
The body was recovered on Saturday.
As all the accused are juvenile, following a local court order, are now lodged in an observation home.
With agency inputs .