AIZAWL, Sept 8: Mizoram police arrested two BSF constables for allegedly raping a woman and throwing acid on her face and killing her friend in Mamit district, police said. The two BSF personnel were arrested on Tuesday from their place of posting at Silsury village in the district bordering Tripura and Bangladesh, Mamit. Police said that authorities of 181st battalion of BSF had earlier not allowed the arrest of the two constables. They were later handed over to police after a district court issued non-bailable arrest warrant against them, he said. While a woman belonging to Chakma community was allegedly raped by the two constables on July 16 last, her friend had escaped. 

The two women had gone to the forest to collect bamboo shoots. However, the friend’s body was found in a highly decomposed state from a nearby jungle on July 22, police said. The rape survivor had recently identified the two accused during an identification parade in Mamit police station. The identification exercise could not be conducted earlier as the rapist had thrown acid on her face which had affected her vision for over a month, he said. – PTI

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