Two Indian BSF soldiers arrested for raping woman, killing her friend

Rape survivor recently identified the men during an identification parade


News Desk September 07, 2017
The rape survivor has recently identified the two accused during an identification parade. PHOTO: AFP

The Indian police arrested two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel constables for allegedly raping a woman before throwing acid on her face and killing her friend in Mizoram state.

According to a Hindustan Times report, the two BSF personnel were arrested earlier this month from their place of posting, in Mamit district bordering Tripura and Bangladesh, Superintendent Police confirmed on Wednesday.

The official said that the two were handed over to the police after a district court issued non-bailable arrest warrants against them.

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The two BSF constables allegedly raped a woman belonging to the Chakma community on July 16. Her friend escaped from the spot when the two were busy collecting bamboo shoots in a forest.

However, the friend’s body was later found in a highly decomposed state from a nearby jungle on July 22, said the police official.

The girl who was raped and had had acid thrown on her face recently recovered enough to identify the two accused during an identification parade. The identification exercise could not be conducted for a month because the survivor had temporarily lost her eyesight.

This story originally appeared on Hindustan Times.

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