Nagaon (Assam) Mar 26 (PTI) The main accused in the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Nagon district last week has been arrested, police said today.

Five persons, including two teenaged boys, raped the 11-year-old girl and set her on fire when she was alone at home in Dhaniabheti Lalung Gaon in Nagon district on March 23.

She died the next day.

With the arrest of the main accused Zakir Hussain, three of the five accused were captured.

Nagaon Superintendent of Police Sankarbrat Raimedhi told reporters that following the call list of the main accused, one person with whom he was in contact had been taken into custody.

After interrogating that person, the main accused Zakir Hussain was arrested from a paddy field of Itapara Laogaon area on the outskirts of Nagaon town on March 24 night, Raimedhi said.

Meanwhile, Raimedhi, Nagaon Deputy Commissioner Bishawjit Pegu and local MLA Angurlata Deka visited the house of the victim yesterday.

Parents of the class 5 student demanded strict action against the culprits, officials said. PTI cor ESB NN

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