December 8, 2022

The ladies have been discovered hanging from a department of a tree close to their residence on June 11 (File)


An accused within the grotesque rape and homicide of two underage ladies within the Kokrajhar district of Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Region has been hospitalised after the police shot and injured him when he tried to flee from their custody, officers stated.

The incident came about late final evening when the accused – 22-year-old Farijul Rahman – was taken to a jungle the place he had claimed to have hidden a cell phone of one other accused within the case. The police had taken him to the world for a search operation to retrieve the cellphone, Kokrajhar Superintendent of Police Prateek Vijay Kumar stated.

“But in reality, he had hidden a sharp weapon at the spot and attacked the police with it. He attempted to cut the rope he was tied to with the weapon and escape when the police fired two rounds. One bullet hit his right leg,” an official stated, including {that a} Constable has additionally sustained accidents within the incident.

Additional Director General of Police (regulation and order) GP Singh immediately stated, “One of the accused tried to escape during the search operation and the police had to fire to prevent him from escaping. He has been admitted to Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital in Barpeta with injuries. However, there is no life risk.”

Farijul Rahman is among the many seven arrested in reference to the rape and homicide of the 2 minor ladies from the identical household. The ladies have been discovered hanging facet by facet from a department of a tree close to their residence on June 11. The seven accused have been arrested on June 15.

The case had come into main consideration after Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who additionally holds the Home portfolio, visited the spot and requested the police to quick observe the investigation.

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