Rangiya (Assam): A 25-year-old woman was gangraped allegedly by a youth she trusted as her lover and seven of his friends at Hajo in Rangiya last night. Sub-Divisional Police Officer Kanteswar Gogoi said the girl from Nalbari came to meet the boy, who had befriended her in past five months over phone, at Ramdiya Bangalpara under Hajo police station and watched a theatre.
The boy, who introduced himself as Rahul Das, was actually Fakhruddin Ali, who had offered to drop the girl home but
instead took her to a school building, Gogoi said. He and seven of his friends, who had already assembled there, then allegedly took turns in raping the hapless woman, the SDPO said.
On hearing her screams, people from nearby villages rushed to the spot and rescued the girl and got hold of three of the
accused and handed them over to the police. The rest five, including Fakhruddin, however, managed to escape.
The trio have been identified as Alam Ali, Jaimuddin Ahmed and Hashen Ali. Preliminary medical examination of the girl confirmed the crime. Detailed tests will be conducted tomorrow at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Gogoi added.