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Assam: Class V girl gangraped and set ablaze in Nagaon

Assam/Bengaluru: A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped and set on fire at Dhaniabheti Lalung Gaon in Nagaon district, police said today. Of the five accused, two juveniles are currently in police custody. The other three are absconding.

One Zakir Hussain and four others raped the Class-V girl when she was alone at home after returning from school last evening, they said. After committing the crime the rapists poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze.

"Following the girl's dying declaration, a police team nabbed the two juvenile accused. We have conducted seven raids to look for the third accused since Friday and have also managed to obtain a photograph of him," Nagaon Superintendent of Police Shankar Raimedhi told IndianExpress.com. The SP added the girl knew the accused since they lived in the same village.

The girl died this morning at the BP civil hospital here where she was admitted in a critical condition. The police were looking for Zakir Hussain and his associates. Angry locals attacked Zakir Hussain's house in protest, while students of the girl's school and the All Assam Students Union (AASU) demanded the arrest of the accused.

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