Magisterial inquiry into alleged gang-rape

Indian Army

Kokrajhar, Aug 11: The Kokrajhar district administration has ordered magisterial inquiry into the alleged gang-rape of a seven months pregnant woman by two armymen belonging to 10 Bihar Regiment at Gwjwnpara village under Kachugaon police station in Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar district on Sunday night.

Talking to Reporters at the DC conference hall in Kokrajhar today, Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner MP Sarma said a magisterial order has been given to investigate the gang-rape case filed by a pregnant woman. He said Gossaigaon Civil SDO Monoj Kumar Barua has been handed over the case for investigation and to submit the findings within seven days time.

He also said Rs 25, 000 one time gratia will be provided for medical purpose.

Kokrajhar Superintendent of Police Shyamal Prasad Saikia said police have already started the investigation and action against those found guilty will be taken as per law. He said the inquiry will be impartial.
Sarma also requested the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) who has called for 12 hours Kokrajhar bandh tomorrow to call off the bandh as the process of investigation has already been started.

It is to be mentioned that two jawans belonging to 10 Bihar Regiment camped at Mainaguri allegedly raped the pregnant woman after taking her to a nearby school adjacent to her house. A case has been registered at Kachugaon police station against the army jawans.

The army however refutes the allegation saying the allegation is baseless and are directed towards maligning the image of Indian army. The army also filed crossed FIR against the allegation levelled against them at Kachugaon police station. Medial report is still to be out. [Bodoland Guardian, 12 August 2015]

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