Assam: Two minor girls gang-raped, filmed and blackmailed, police arrested five

Guwahati, July 6: A horrifying case of rape has come to light from Assam Biswanath district, wherein two minor Adivasi girls were gang-raped, then filmed and later blackmailed.

Police have arrested five persons who allegedly committed the heinous crime.

The shocking incident took place at Helem area under Helem police station in Biswanath district.

According to the reports, one of the accused persons identified as Pranabjyoti Patgiri who introduced himself as a journalist lured the two victims and took them to a house located in an isolated place at Helem area and raped the minor girls along with his some friends.

The accused persons had also allegedly filmed the entire incident that occurred a few days back.

Later, the culprits blackmailed the minor girls and forced them to involve into flesh trade.

On Saturday, the victim girls had shared the entire incident with their family members and lodged an FIR at Helem police station.

On Sunday, Biswanath district police had launched an operation in different locations of Helem area and arrested five persons for their alleged involvement into the incident.

Biswanath district Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajen Singh said that police have so far arrested five persons.

A case has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Following the FIR lodged by the family members of the two victims, police have so far arrested five persons. Our investigation is going on. We will take stern action against the persons as per law,” Rajen Singh said.

The arrested persons were identified as Pranabjyoti Patgiri, Sonu Agarwal, Sanjib Phukan, Deepak Gurung and Rakesh Payeng.