GUWAHATI MAY 19: Public outrage over the horrific gang-rape and murder of a 21-year-old girl in Karbi Anglong’s Baithalangso area has continued to escalate. Various women’s rights bodies have come down heavily on the Sarbananda Sonowal government for its failure to protect women in the state.
The incident occurred on Thursday morning, when the girl and a friend were returning from a Bihu cultural show. According to eye-witness accounts, miscreants physically assaulted them and separated them. “They took her away and beat up her male friend. He passed out. Next morning, locals found her body on a nearby hilltop. She was possibly strangulated,” police sources said.
Inaul Haq, SP, Hamren police, who are probing the case,said “Preliminary investigation revealed that the girl was possibly gang-raped and then murdered. The miscreants, who are from the same locality, might have killed her from fear of getting identified. The absconders have been identified and will be caught soon.” The postmortem report is still awaited.
Source:Times of India