Guwahati: A constable of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been detained in Assam's Lakhimpur district for allegedly raping a physically challenged woman, police said on Friday.

While trooper Mohan Singh has been detained for the crime late on Thursday, police is also on the lookout for three of his accomplices who managed to escape, an official said.

The incident took place at Chauldhowa village, about 40 km from Lakhimpur town.

"According to locals, about four CRPF personnel forcibly took the physically challenged woman, who was passing by the CRPF camp on NH 52 in the area to the nearby jungle," an official said.

Some locals raised an alarm. While they managed to catch Mohan Singh, the others fled.

"We have sent the victim for medical examinations," an official said, adding that there was no arrest as no one had filed a first information report (FIR) on behalf of the victim. CRPF sources said the constable has been suspended.

On Thursday, police had also arrested a senior Congress leader in Chirang district of Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) for allegedly attempting to rape a woman.

(Agencies)

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