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One arrested for raping two girls

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NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Oct 2 - A person has been arrested at Harmutty in Lakhimpur district for allegedly raping two young girls.

The incident took place at No. 2 Parbatipur village near Banderdewa on Thursday night when Gobin Sarma, the accused, was caught by locals when he tried to rape a 13-year-old girl on his Tata Magic vehicle parked on the bank of the Dikrong river.

According to the girl, the accused had taken her along with her elder sister from the bus stand in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh as they were waiting to travel to Namsai.

The accused first raped the elder one and forcefully threw her from the vehicle somewhere on NH-15. Later, as told by the younger victim, Sarma dragged her to the bank of Dikrong and tried to rape her when some locals noticed and caught him.

Sarma was later arrested by personnel from Harmutty Police Outpost. Though the young girl has been under police protection, the whereabouts of her elder sister is still not known.

Meanwhile, the Lakhimpur District Congress today took out a rally here protesting the detention of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as they were heading to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to meet the family of the gang-rape victim.

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One arrested for raping two girls

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Oct 2 - A person has been arrested at Harmutty in Lakhimpur district for allegedly raping two young girls.

The incident took place at No. 2 Parbatipur village near Banderdewa on Thursday night when Gobin Sarma, the accused, was caught by locals when he tried to rape a 13-year-old girl on his Tata Magic vehicle parked on the bank of the Dikrong river.

According to the girl, the accused had taken her along with her elder sister from the bus stand in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh as they were waiting to travel to Namsai.

The accused first raped the elder one and forcefully threw her from the vehicle somewhere on NH-15. Later, as told by the younger victim, Sarma dragged her to the bank of Dikrong and tried to rape her when some locals noticed and caught him.

Sarma was later arrested by personnel from Harmutty Police Outpost. Though the young girl has been under police protection, the whereabouts of her elder sister is still not known.

Meanwhile, the Lakhimpur District Congress today took out a rally here protesting the detention of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as they were heading to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to meet the family of the gang-rape victim.

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