Raped 12-year-old girl hanging from the tree in Assam; 7 students retained

(ASSAM): Seven children, who had appeared for their class 10 exams, were arrested Sunday for allegedly raping and killing a 12-year-old girl, police said.

The girl was hung from a tree after the crime.

The incident occurred on Friday in the village of Chakla under the jurisdiction of the police station, they said.

A senior police officer told PTI that the culprits, all of them examined from the High School Dropout Certificate (HSLC), were fleeing, but were caught by a police team.

The defendant after the examination had called the victim to a house on the pretext of organizing a party and raped her, the officer said.

It is suspected that the girl was raped Friday night and then hung from a tree in a forest near the house, the senior police officer said.

The body was found on Saturday.