The Batadrava gang-rape case has jolted the whole of Assam and rest of the country. A 13-year-old school girl was gang-raped by 3 persons at Batadrava, Nagaon on March 23, and then set on fire with kerosene. The girl died later that night as she was being taken to a Guwahati hospital.
Two juveniles were arrested for the crime on 23rd itself, while the prime accused Zakir Hussain was arrested on Sunday from Itapara area of Nagaon, where he was hiding and was reportedly planning to flee from Assam.
Now, various news outlets are reporting that Zakir Hussain was a habitual offender, and that several members of his family have criminal backgrounds and were involved in various case of rape and robbery.
Zakir Hussain was in jail four years ago when he was a juvenile for a rape/molestation offence. His father Abdur Razaque is also allegedly involved in a rape case and was in jail earlier. There are allegations that that the father-son duo had raped a girl together.
Hussain’s brother is also absconding in a rape case and was once even beaten up by public for allegedly raping a girl but he managed to escape later. According to reports, after the Batadrava crime, Hussain’s brother had secretly arranged a car for him to escape. After that, his entire family was absconding and the family members were hiding in different places. Later, police managed to trace them and arrested them one by one.
Hussain’s sister’s husband is also a criminal. His mother and wife had sheltered and protected them all these years whenever they got involved in various criminal activities.
Meanwhile, Hussain’s entire family, apart from his wife and brother who are still absconding, has been arrested by the police for hiding evidence and helping the main accused to escape.
CM of Assam has urged the Gauhati High Court for a fast track court for swift and strong punishment for the heinous crime.
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