Police file Rape Charges in Assam Twin Train murders

Guwahati, July 12: After the sensational incident where two women were murdered inside the train toilets in Assam, the police have registered additional rape charges in the FIRs after suspected ‘semen stains’ were found on their clothes.

Sources stated that the SIT comprising of Special DGP R Chandranathan and ADGP RP Meena have found some suspected ‘semen stains’ on the clothes of the deceased. But these are still being confirmed by the investigators.

The investigating officers are looking for evidence that might prove that the women were sexually assaulted before they were ruthlessly murdered.

The police have registered two separate cases in Simaluguri Police Station and Mariani Police Station under the sections 302 and 376 of the IPC. Section 302 deals with murder while section 376 deals with rape.

It may be mentioned that two women – 21-year-old Radha Kumari and 48-year-old Lalima Devi – were also found murdered in the lavatories of trains plying on the same railway route over the last 36 hours and in a similar manner under similar circumstances.

After examining the similarities in the modus operandi, the Police detained a person identified as Kanak Gogoi, an ex-Railway fourth-grade employee, in connection with the sensational twin murders on two trains at Simaluguri and Mariani on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively in Assam.

Gogoi, who is out on bail, is also accused of murdering his wife by choking her with a gamusa and dumping the semi-naked body in a train’s lavatory located in a coach reserved for specially-abled people. This allegedly happened around 10 months ago and Gogoi was arrested for the same and was sent to Jail. He had recently come out of the jail on bail and was staying at a rented place in Dibrugarh.