Members of the All Assam Association of the Deaf staged a demonstration here today to protest against the rape of a mentally challenged woman allegedly by CRPF men in Assam's North Lakhimpur district.
The protesters wore pieces of black cloth across their mouths and held placards demanding capital punishment for the culprits.
Banners and placards said 'We are ashamed to speak, hang the culprits to death', 'Save our generation from the hands of rapists', 'We all deaf people demand justice', 'We demand control of atrocities against women', 'Provide medical care and rehabilitate rape victims'.
The protest was triggered by an incident in North Lakhimpur, when two CRPF personnel allegedly raped a mentally challenged woman in Chaulduwa area in Lakhimpur town, on January 3.
Assam was jolted by two rape incidents which happened on the same day- January 3, including one in which a married woman was raped allegedly by Baksa district Congress committee chairman Bikram Singh Brahma in neighbouring Chirang district.