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Garo organisations demand justice for girl gang-raped in Goalpara

A minor girl, a class IX student was gang-raped by three criminals at Sutipara in Goalpara district along the Assam-Meghalaya border on October 1. The girl was on her way home from her school.

GUWAHATI:

Seven Garo organisations staged a protest demanding exemplary punishment to three criminals who were involved in the gang rape of a minor Garo girl in Lower Assam’s Goalpara district on October 11.

A minor girl, a class IX student was gang-raped by three criminals at Sutipara in Goalpara district along the Assam-Meghalaya border on October 1. The girl was on her way home from her school.

Within 24 hours of the incident, the police arrested three criminals- Mamud Alam, Akkash Ali and Ajibul Haque. The incident occurred under the jurisdiction of Agia police station of Goalpara district.

They have been remanded to judicial custody and are now lodged in Goalpara District Jail.

Leaders of seven Garo organisations- A’chik Holistic Awakening Movement (AHAM), Assam; Garo National Council (GNC), Assam; Garo Jatiya Parishad (GJP), Garo Students Union-Assam State Zone (GSU-ASZ), Garo Mothers Union (GMU), Garo Sahitya Sabha (GSS)- Goalpara District Committee and Women Garo National Council (WGNC) took a rally from Sutipara demanding exemplary punishment to the culprits involved in the incident.

Hundreds of students and other people of the community also took part in the protest.

“This is a heinous crime. No civilised person can accept it. We demand the setting up of the First Track Court for speedy trial of the case and justice to the victim. We also demand exemplary punishment to the culprits involved in the incident,” said Raksim Marak, president, Garo Jatiya Parishad.

Tharman Momin, president, GNC; Raksim Marak, president, Garo Jatiya Parishad; Foldin Marak, president, GSU; Goera Sangma, president, AHAM ASZ and Tuilson Ch Marak, vice-president, Garo Sahitya Sabha (GSS)- Goalpara District Committee also took part in the protest.

“We are observing the situation. We will decide our next course of action soon,” Marak added.

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