NAMRUP: People thronged in thousands on the National Highway No 37 in Moran demanding capital punishment of Rajen Hardi whom police have arrested a week after he allegedly raped and killed a minor in Tiloi.
With banners and play cards local residents in large number blocked the busy road in between Sivasagar and Dibrugarh at 11 in the morning for more than 2 hours to mount pressure on the authorities to send the culprit to the gallows.
Hours after the police apprehended Rajen from Lepetkota area the people in the entire area thronged the high way demanding justice for the minor whom Rajen raped and killed before dumping in a river.
According to allegations, Rajen took away the five year old girl child to her mother who was in the nearest hospital. But he instead raped and killed her and went underground on April 2.
Three days after the incident police and local residents recovered the body from a waterbody. The authority has placed the police station officer in charge for failing to nab Rajen. On Monday morning Rajen was apprehended.
The police men probing the case has been interrogating him.