Prime accused in Nagaon gangrape-murder case found guilty

Nagon Chief Judicial Magistrate found the 19-year-old Hussain guilty while acquitted the five others for lack of evidence.

Published: 05th September 2018 04:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2018 04:42 AM   |  A+A-

Rape

Image used for representational purposes. | (File | EPS)

By PTI

NAGAON: A court here Tuesday convicted Zakir Hussain, who was the prime accused in the gang rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Nagaon district of Assam in March, while acquitted five others.

Nagon Chief Judicial Magistrate found the 19-year-old Hussain guilty while acquitted the five others for lack of evidence.

Two other accused in the case were minors and they were being tried in juvenile court.

The court would pronounce the quantum of punishment to Zakir on September 7.

The girl was gang-raped and set on fire when she was alone at home in Dhaniabheti Lalung Gaon in Nagaon district on March 23.

The youths fled after the crime and the girl was rushed to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital but succumbed to her injuries the next day.

A case was filed in the Batadrava Police Station and the accused were later arrested on charges of rape, house trespass, causing disappearance of evidence and murder under the Indian Penal Code.

The police on April 28 filed a charge sheet against the prime accused and seven others in connection with the case.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had launched a toll free helpline 181-Sakhi for women in distress after the incident.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp