Kharguli ‘Rape-murder’ Case: Girl’s 3 Friends Quizzed, One Held

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Guwahati, April 21, 2019

Three days after the recovery of the body of an 11-year-old minor girl floating in Brahmaputra waters at Jaypur in Kharguli area on April 18th, 2019, the Latashil Police on April 21st, 2019 said that three of her friends said she went to the incident spot with them and unfortunately drowned in the Brahmaputra.

“The trio have confessed before police that they had tried to conceal the fact in fear. But, during interrogation they have confessed the whole incident before police,” police added.

Latasil police arrested one Madan Kumar on April 19th, 2019 for misleading the police. Kumar was produced before the court on April 20th, 2019 and sentenced two days in judicial custody.

Meanwhile, the recovery of materials used in drug consumption and dress raised questions into the case. Locals suspected rape and murder of the girl.

As per information, the victim, daughter of Bijoy Boro, went shopping in the afternoon of April 16th, 2019. “We searched for her but failed to find, later, we had filed an FIR at the Latashil Police Station,” Boro said.

Further investigation is on. However, no one has been arrested so far in the case, police said.