Minor gang-raped and set on fire in Assam, dies

WION Web Team
Nagaon, Assam, India Published: Mar 24, 2018, 02:06 PM(IST)

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After committing the crime the rapists poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze. The girl died on Saturday morning

A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped and set on fire in Assam's Nagaon district, police said on Saturday. 

The Class V girl was alone at home after returning from school last evening when she was raped by a person named Zakir Hussain and four others, police said. 

After committing the crime the rapists poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze. The girl died this morning at the B P civil hospital here where she was admitted in a critical condition.

The incident took place at the Dhaniabheti Lalung Gaon.

The police were looking for Zakir Hussain and his accomplices.

Angry locals attacked Zakir Hussain's house in protest. Students of the girl's school and the All Assam Students union (AASU) demanded the arrest of the accused. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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