Guwahati: The Assam police on Thursday arrested five persons in connection with the gangrape of an specially-abled woman from Kachua village in central Assam’s Nagaon district.
The victim, a 22-year-old mentally challenged woman, was gangraped by a group of at least seven people on Sunday night. The incident has created anger among the residents of the area, who warned police to nab the culprits within 48 hours.
The police said that all the five suspects have been booked under charges of criminal conspiracy and gang rape. Two of them were nabbed on Wednesday and sent to judicial custody while three others have been taken on police remand.
“The arrested trio is likely to be produced before a court on Friday. All of them are from the same village,” police said, adding that they are still looking for two more accused.
Admitting that the prime accused of the incident is a street hawker, police said that he was still at large.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the prime accused had lured the victim and took her to an isolated location about 12 km from her residence. The victim has been shifted to a hospital.