On Sunday, 65-year-old, Sayad Ali, the prime suspect in the gang rape of a 9-year old girl in Assam’s Morigaon district, was arrested. He was taken under custody near Bhuragaon early on that day.
On the 20th of June, the 9-year-old girl’s dead body was found in a jute field in Balidunga village, near river Brahmaputra. People suspected that it was a murder after being gang-raped. An official stated that the prime suspect, Sayad Ali, was on the run since the day of the crime and also added that one or two more individuals were also involved in this heinous crime.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, along with the director-general of police, had visited Bhuragaon to examine the progress in the investigation of the case. While speaking with the girl’s parents, the Chief Minister assured them of speedy justice.