Two youngsters, aged 16 and 14, have been discovered hanging from a tree in a distant village in Assam’s Kokrajhar district, police mentioned.
The victims have been associated to one another, police mentioned, and added that their households have alleged that the kids have been raped and killed. Police are awaiting the post-mortem report to determine whether or not it was a suicide or rape and homicide, just like the household has alleged.
A case has been registered and 4 individuals have been detained within the case.
“We are looking at all possible angles, but the post-mortem report will give us something conclusive. We are waiting for it. Meanwhile our investigation would continue,” SS Panesar, Additional Superintendent of Police, Kokrajhar mentioned.
The teenagers, who have been aunt and niece, have been discovered hanging in a forest of their village the place they lived.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma can be visiting the village at this time to take inventory of the state of affairs, officers mentioned.