Following the alleged rape and death of a young girl in Silchar’sRangikhari neighbourhood, violent skirmishes broke out between security personnel and local villagers. The event has outraged the community, resulting in traffic blockades and demands for the perpetrator’s swift arrest.
The strong presence of security personnel aggravated the already tense situation. As an expression of their outrage, protesting villagers hurled stones at the police. Several police officers, including a CRPF jawan, were injured as a consequence of the police’s use of blank fire and a lathi charge in reaction to the protesters’ violence.
Eleven persons have been detained by police in connection with the incident. The girl, who had been reported missing on July 15, was found three days later in a deformed state, prompting suspicions of rape and maybe an acid assault, according to both the police and the victim’s relatives.
The scene became chaotic when the girl’s body was returned to her bereaved family following the conclusion of post-mortem examinations. In the aftermath of this horrific event, the community seeks prompt justice and a stop to the rising violence that has engulfed Silchar.