#India- Woman in Assam committed suicide after sexual assault by CRPF #Vaw


A 23 year old woman committed suicide yesterday after being sexually assaulted by a CRPF jawan on duty at Nepalpara, Chirang, Assam. She was married and her husband was mentally ill. She was living with her parents and was running a small grocery (pan) shop in front of the parental residence. Taking advantage of the absence of people near the shop, the jawan raped her and tried to run away. The woman could manage to shout for help and villagers caught the CRPF jawan. Officers of CRPF arrived at the venue and made promises of payment of compensation. Unable to face the social stigma, the woman committed suicide yesterday.

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#India-CRPF jawan arrested for raping differently-abled woman in Assam #Vaw


IANS  Guwahati, January 4, 2013 |

 

Police in Assam’s Lakhimpur district have detained a CRPF trooper for allegedly raping a differently-abled woman, police said on Friday.

While the Central Reserve Police Force trooper Mohan Singh has been detained for the crime late Thursday, police is also on the lookout for three of his accomplices who managed to escape, an official said.

The incident took place at Chauldhowa village, about 40 km from Lakhimpur town.

“According to locals, about four CRPF personnel forcibly took the differently-abled woman, who was passing by the CRPF camp on NH 52 in the area to the nearby jungle,” an official said.

Some locals raised an alarm. While they managed to catch Mohan Singh, the others fled.

“We have sent the victim for medical examinations,” an official said, adding that there was no arrest as no one had filed a first information report (FIR) on behalf of the victim.

On Thursday, police had also arrested a senior Congress leader in Chirang district of Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) for allegedly attempting to rape a woman.