The two siblings who were found hanging from a tree in Assam’s Kokrajhar district had been raped and killed, the police confirmed on Tuesday. Their family from the very beginning suspected it not to be a suicide case.

However, Kokrajhar SP Thube Prateek Vijay Kumar told that the post-mortem report is yet to come out. “Three of the accused were directly involved in the rape and murder while four others had destroyed evidence and misled police during the investigation”, said Assam’s director general of police (DGP) Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta.

“We did a recreation of the crime scene on Tuesday during which independent witnesses, magistrate, and forensic experts were present. I am sure that the medical reports will match our findings,” Mahanta added.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma shared that Muzammil Sheikh and Nazibul Sheikh were arrested earlier Tuesday and he is feeling an extreme sense of satisfaction that the culprits have been identified.

He tweeted, “Muzammil Sheikh, Nazibul Sheikh, and Farouk Rahman arrested for rape and murder of 2 tribal minor girls in Kokrajhar dist. The heinous crime was allegedly committed with the girls first choked to death & their bodies hanged in a tree to hoodwink. Assam police did a commendable job.”


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