According to the police, the woman was found unconscious and in a critical condition along National Highway 52.

The Assam government on Wednesday formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe alleged rape and the death of a woman in Lakhimpur district.

The victim’s family lodged a First Information Report with the Boginadi police, alleging kidnapping, rape and murder after she died of injuries on November 23.

The police have so far taken two persons into custody.

Home Secretary G.D. Tripathi told The Hindu that the post-mortem report established that the woman died of “head injuries caused by blunt objects” and that “no penetrative assault” on the victim had taken place.

According to the police, the woman was found unconscious and in a critical condition along National Highway 52. She was first admitted to the Lakhimpur Civil Hospital on November 22, 2013 and the same night she was referred to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. However, her family members admitted her in a private hospital. The next day, she died.

Locals said the woman, on her way to bring her daughter back from school, was raped by four persons on a moving tempo and dumped on the roadside.