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    19 year old allegedly raped in a marriage party in Assam: Accused held

    Dhalpur police have taken the young man into police custody for further interrogation

    Guwahati: The state is witnessing a resurgence of heinous rape cases, this time, a 19-year-old girl from Dhalpur in Lakhimpur district was raped by a young man named Bharat Ravi Das.

    According to a complaint lodged at the Dhalpur Police station, the boy from the same area called upon the girl at a marriage party in the neighborhood and allegedly asked her for some betel leaf and nuts after having dinner at the party. Later, he forcefully dragged her to a room and raped her.

    Speaking to the media, the victim girl said, “I tried to raise an alarm by screaming, but he covered my sobbing mouth with his hands and also threatened me of dire consequences, if I disclosed about it to anyone. There was too much noise at the marriage party, hence, nobody came there to help me. He was also carrying a knife in his hands.”

    The incident took place last Monday evening, but, came to light after the victim girl disclosed it before her parents on Friday night.

    Meanwhile, Dhalpur police have taken the young man into police custody for further interrogation.

    The medical checkup of the victim girl is under way.

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