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12 year old raped, hanged from tree: Seven class 10 students apprehended

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Tezpur, Mar 02: Seven boys, who had appeared for their class 10 board examinations, were apprehended on Sunday for allegedly raping and killing a 12-year-old girl in Assam's Biswanath district, police said.

The girl was hanged from a tree after the crime. The incident happened on Friday in Chakla village under the jurisdiction of Gohpur police station, they said.

12 year old raped, hanged from tree: Seven class 10 students apprehended

A senior police officer said the culprits, all of them High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinees, were on the run, but were nabbed by a police team.

Over 160 rape cases reported on railway premises, on board trains from 2017-2019

The accused after the examination had called the victim to a house on the pretext of organising a party and raped her, the officer said.

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    It is suspected that the girl was raped on Friday night and then hanged from a tree in a forest near the house, the senior police officer said. The body was found on Saturday.

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