Assam
The two arrested in connection with death of minor girls in Kokrajhar

The police on Monday detained two more persons in connection with the death of two minor girls, who were found hanging from a tree under mysterious circumstances at Abhiyakuthi village in Kokrajhar district recently.

The accused have been identified as Nasibul Ali Sk and Forizul Rahman, both from Salbari village under Kokrajhar Police Station.

Police on Sunday arrested five persons- Hanif Ali, Jahanur Islam, Sankardev Barman, Mohd Atab Ali and Muzammel Seikh in connection with the case.

“The investigation is proceeding in the right direction and police have got some positive clues in the case. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is assisting and guiding in the investigation,” said Kokrajhar SP Prateek Thube.

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Meanwhile, a 10-member CID team also reached Abhiyakuti on Monday to probe into the death of the two minor girls.

The CID team led by SP Kangkan Jyoti Saikia visited the residence of the victims and the spot of the crime.

A three-member team from the Forensic Science Laboratory, Guwahati including senior scientist Partha Pratim Dev Sarma also accompanied the CID team.

Saikia said everything is under investigation and refused to divulge further.

Sarma said that they have visited the spot, collected necessary information and also spoke with the locals as part of the investigation.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com