Police in Assam’s Dibrugarh district, on Monday, arrested a college student for allegedly gang raping his college mate with two others. 

The accused has been identified as Aryan Das from Dibrugarh.  

According to police, Aryan Das had allegedly drugged and abducted the victim and took her to an abandoned place in the outskirts of Dibrugarh town. 

Police said the accused also blackmailed the victim by threatening to share her naked pictures in the social media after she lodged an FIR against him. 

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“He often picked her up from home and go to college on his scooter together. But, one day, he said that he ran out of fuel and so came to pick her up on a relative’s car. There, he offered her a laced drink which she consumed and fell unconscious. When she gained consciousness, she found herself naked in a closed room,” Dibrugarh Additional SP Bipul Chetia said quoting the victim’s complaint. 

The victim admitted that the incident happened long time back, but as Aryan Das threatened her of dire consequences, she claimed that she couldn’t go to the police then. 

“The victim was afraid of approaching police. She said Aryan had threatened to kill her family members if she went to the police,” said an official. 

“She alleged that two more persons had been harassing her by threatening to publish her naked pictures in social media if she didn’t spend a night with them. It was then, that she said the victim revealed her ordeal to her parents and filed an FIR,” Dibrugarh Additional SP Bipul Chetia said. 

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A case under section 376(2)(f) for rape, 504 for insult with an intention of breach of peace, 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 34 for crimes committed in common intention of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with section of the Information Technology Act or IT Act has been lodged against three youths. 

Police said a man hunt has been initiated to arrest the absconding duo. 

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com