10-year-old allegedly raped and murdered, brother severely injured

Guwahati: A minor girl was allegedly raped and murdered while her brother was seriously injured in Jorabat area along the Assam-Meghalaya inter-state border on Wednesday, police said.

The 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped when she was at home with her brother this morning, police said.

Neighbours rushed to the house after hearing screams and found the girl lying in a pool of blood.

The girl’s mother then pointed out that her 14-year-old son was missing. Following which, the locals searched the nearby jungles and found him seriously injured. He was rushed to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital in a critical condition.

Initial probe suggested the girl was raped and then hacked to death with a machete, police said. Search was on for the culprit, suspected to be a 30-year old.