Sibsagar: Close on the heels of molestation of a girl in Guwahati that generated national outcry, a teenager met the same fate allegedly at the hands of army jawans in Assam's Sibsagar district, police said on Saturday.

A team of army personnel headed by Lance Naik were on patrol duty near a forest in Dolopa where they spotted a teenaged girl collecting firewood, Sibsagar additional superintendent of police S K Dutta said.

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When Naik and his team allegedly tried to molest her in the forest, the girl raised an alarm which was heard by the nearby local villagers who rushed to the spot and managed to free the girl from the armymen clutches, Dutta said.

The army personnel posted in the Nitaipukhuri camp managed to flee from the spot.

The area is flood prone and militant-infested for which the camp of the army was set up.

Army sources, when contacted, said that there was no information on the matter with them.

(Agencies)

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