A report published in the Business Standard stated that in her complaint, the woman said she was riding pillion on a motorcycle that was driven by her male friend on Tuesday evening. Nagaon Superintendent of Police (SP) Shankar Barata Raimedhi told reporters that the victim’s male friend had picked her up from a roadside eatery in Lanka area, where she works, and they were travelling to Golaghat district. Nagaon is around 120 km from Guwahati.
The report further quoted Raimedhi as saying that the victim alleged that they were “waylaid and forcibly” taken away by four men in their vehicle. The woman was then driven away and her four abductors raped her at Amoni near Kalong River. They abandoned her near a petrol pump on NH 37 after she passed out.
An oil-tanker driver spotted her and informed the police, who rushed to the spot and admitted her to the Nagaon Civil Hospital. She is undergoing treatment for “trauma and severe injuries in her private parts”. Her medical examination has also been conducted, the SP said.
The Nagaon Police chief said the rape did not take place inside the vehicle, but outside a thinly populated area and there might have been “five to six culprits involved”. An FIR has been registered under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 376 D (gangrape), 324 (injuring with dangerous weapons).
The district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Bipul Das, has been entrusted with the task of investigating the incident, Raimedhi said, adding that an operation had been launched to nab the culprits. The two-wheeler in which she was travelling has been recovered. A search in on to find her male friend, who “cannot be traced”, the officer said.