GUWAHATI: A 51-year-old man has been arrested by the Assam police for allegedly attempting to have sex with the dead body of a 14-year-old girl, a day after she died under suspicious circumstances.
The Dhemaji district police have arrested the old man named Akan Saikia under Sections 306 and 377 of IPC and also under the stringent POSCO Act, for attempting to rape the body of a minor girl which was buried by her family members. As per the information provided by Dhananjay Ghanawat, Superintendent of Police of Dhemaji, the minor girl died under suspicious circumstances on May 17 and her family members have buried the body near the Simen river on the same day night.
On May 18, some of the fishermen, who went for fishing near the Simen river, noticed the old man trying to have sex with the corpse of the girl. The old man has dug up the grave and taken out the body. Infuriated by this, the locals have nabbed and handed him over to the police.
The police said that the accused is a psychopath and has married twice. Dhananjay said one of his wives lodged a complaint of domestic violence against the accused in 2018.
As part of the investigation procedure, the police had to take out the body, which was reburied by the villagers and sent it for a post-mortem examination. Further details are awaited.