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
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