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Rape-murder accused shot while fleeing police custody

Rape-murder accused shot while fleeing police custody
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Morigaon (Assam), Jul 2 (PTI) The prime accused in the

alleged gang rape and murder of a minor girl at Bhurgaon in

Assam''s Morigaon district was injured in police firing when he

tried to flee from custody in the early hours of Friday, an

officer said.

The accused, Sayad Ali, was taken by the police to the

crime scene and at Gasarguri point on Morigaon-Bhuragaon PWD

road, he tried to flee when the police convoy stopped to move

him to another vehicle, Morigaon, Superintendent of Police,

Aparna Natarajan said.

"The accused tried to flee from police custody at

around 2 am. Police resorted to two rounds of firing and he

was injured in it," she said.

He has been shifted to Gauhati Medical College and

Hospital, the SP added.

Sixty-five-year-old Ali was arrested on June 27 as the

main accused in the suspected gang rape and murder of a nine-

year-old girl at Balidunga village, under Bhuragaon police

station, of Morigaon district.

The victim was found dead in a jute field near the

Brahmaputra river on June 20, and was suspected to have been

gang raped and killed.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, accompanied

by the Director General of Police, had visited Bhuragaon on

June 25 to take stock of the progress of investigation.

During his meeting with the parents of the victim, the

chief minister, who also holds the Home portfolio, had assured

of speedy justice. PTI COR SSG

RG RG


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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