Guwahati, July 15 (IBNS): Amid allegations and counter-allegations over the incident of a mass molestation of a Guwahati girl on Monday night, two more arrests were made by police taking the total number of apprehensions to six till Sunday.
Of the several accused identified, five more are untraced in the incident in which a teenaged girl who emerged out of a pub after a birthday bash was assaulted and molested for over half an hour till police came to the spot.
One person in a car who helped the girl that night and called the police said he was shocked to see on TV later that even after the police came the girl's ordeal had continued.
RTI activist Akhil Gogoi earlier alleged that the news channel which captured the incident had complicity in the crime and claimed that if the entire footage of the episode was examined it would show an off-duty reporter's role in it.
The news channel has rubbished the charge by the RTI activist.
A team of the National Commission of Women (NCW) on Saturday visited Guwahati and they said the victim was stubbed with cigarettes by her tormentors.
The Assam police on Saturday had released photographs of five absconding suspects including that of Amar Jyoti Kalita, one of the prime accused of the girl molestation case in Guwahati city on July 9 night.
Police have announced a cash reward for providing information of the accused persons at Rs 50,000 for Amar Jyoti Kalita and Rs 25,000 each for other four accused persons.
The Guwahati city police have already registered a case under section 341/143/294/323/354/379/366 IPC at Bhangagarh police station.
Assam chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had also set a 48 hour deadline on Saturday for the Assam police to nab the culprits, who were identified in video footage.
On the other hand, local people of Bijni area in Chirang district had nabbed one of the accused on Saturday.
The person was identified as Ghanashyam Mallik, who is a labourer of a factory of Amingaon area in Guwahati city.