Assam police on Thursday arrested three people, including a railway employee for allegedly strangling a minor girl to death and then engaging in sexual acts with the body in Assam’s Karimganj district.
The minor’s body was found beside Karimganj town bypass on September 9, the same day she was murdered.
The harrowing incident took place on September 9 at around 11 pm when three of the accused forcefully entered the victim’s house, killed her, and later made sexual contact with her body, said Partha Pratim Das, Superintendent of Police of Karimganj district.
“On September 9 one incident was reported from Medal Part-I where the body of a minor girl was found inside her home during the absence of her parents. Accordingly, we registered a case (no – 694/23) under Section 376(A) IPC, R/W Section 6 of the POCSO Act. Then the post-mortem examination was done at Silchar Medical College,” said.
During the investigation, police found a mobile number in the notebook of the deceased girl and accordingly, they arrested three persons namely Biplab Paul, Shubra Malakar and Rahul Das.
Rahul Das, during interrogation, revealed that he had tried to develop a physical relationship with the victim girl, which was not successful as the girl had denied it.
“On September 9, the arrested three persons conspired to go inside the house of the girl and forcefully tried to make physical relation with her. Accordingly, they knocked on her house at around 11-30 pm and after strangulating her they tried to have a physical relationship with her and they left the place. We could find all the evidence from the mobile number,” Partha Pratim Das, Superintendent of Police of Karimganj district said.
“Rahul Das is a fourth-grade employee of the railway and he was the mastermind of the whole case. Rahul Das had taken two mobile SIM cards from Shubra Malakar which were used by Rahul Malakar and the victim girl and they were in constant touch in the last month,” SP Das said.
Further investigation into the case is underway.