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Assam Police on November 15 arrested six men for gangrape of two Tripura girls in southern Assam’s Karimganj district, officials said.

Karimganj police chief Mayank Kumar said that a car driver picked up the two girls to take them to northern Tripura, adjoining southern Assam, on November 14 night. Later, the driver of the vehicle, along with his five other accomplices, gangraped the girls at an under-construction building site at Nilambazar.

Kumar, who led the raids to nab the accused, told the media that the victims, both are sisters, have identified all the men.

FIR lodged at Patharkhandi police station: Assam Police

Assam Police said that the girls with the help of a truck driver reached at a safer place first and then lodged an FIR at the Patharkhandi police station in Karimganj district before the police launched the operations to detain the culprits.

Two of the accused are residents of Tripura and remaining three inhabitants of Assam’s Karimganj.

The incident took place when the girls were returning to their home in northern Tripura after visiting the Silchar Medical College and Hospital where their cancer patient mother has been undergoing treatment.

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