A 65-year-old man has been arrested by the police in connection with the rape and murder case of a nine-year-old girl in Assam’s Morigaon district. 

The arrested man is the prime accused in the horrific rape and murder case that rocked Assam last week. 

The arrested accused has been identified as Sayyad Ali. He was arrested from near Buragaon in Morigaon district of Assam. 

Sayyad Ali had been on the run ever since the body of the minor girl was recovered from a field near the Brahmaputra River. 

Police are also looking for two or three more persons, suspected to be involved in the crime. 

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Earlier, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had assured ‘justice’ to the family of the 9-year-old rape and murder victim in Morigaon district.  

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had also instructed Morigaon SP – Aparna Natarajan to expedite probe into the case and nab the culprits. 

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma along with MP Dilip Saikia, Morigaon MLA Ramakanta Deuri and Lahorighat MLA Dr Asif Mohammad Nagar had visited the home of the victim on June 25 and interacted with the grieving family.   

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had said: “Every life is precious! What happened in Bhuragaon, Morigaon to a religious minority 9-yr-old girl was very unfortunate. I met with parents of the girl and assured them that perpetrators of this heinous crime won’t be spared. We’ll not tolerate such atrocities.” 

Body of the 9-year-old girl, who hails from Balidunga village under Bhuragaon police station in Morigaon district, was found in a field near the Brahmaputra River on June 20.   

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