Minor murder case: Police twist to pregnancy angle

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HT Correspondent

RAHA, April 27: The 12-year domestic help, who was murdered and burnt at Khaighar of Raha in Nagaon district on April 22, was not found pregnant, a senior police official said here on Tuesday quoting the post-mortem report of the mortal remains of the girl.

In an official statement Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) had claimed that the neighbours of the employer informed that the girl was pregnant.

Succumbing to external pressure, the Assam government on Monday constituted a one-man enquiry committee headed by commissioner of Central Assam Division, Moloy Bora to probe into the circumstances leading to the death of the domestic help in the house of one Prakash Borthakur of Raha.

“The post-mortem report of the victim confirms that she was not pregnant at the time of her death,” Nagaon additional superintendent of police Dhrubajyoti Bora told reporters here on Tuesday.

Bora said that the two accused Prakash Borthakur and his son Nayanjyoti Borthakur had also denied any physical relationship with the victim girl.

He claimed that the investigation was on the right track and said the police will file the charge sheet before the stipulated time of 90 days.

However, the accused are yet to confess to the crime, he said.

He informed that the seized items from the crime scene have been sent for forensic test and they would be able to disclose each single thing related to the alleged murder after receipt of the forensic report.

The police also arrested Rina Borthakur, wife of Prakash Borthakur suspecting her involvement in the crime.

HT Bureau adds from Diphu: Meanwhile, Karbi Katholik Nimarli Asong (KKNA), Karbi Catholic Women body of Diphu Parish organised a candlelight vigil at Semson Sing Memorial Park in Diphu on Tuesday for the minor girl.

Prayer was offered for the eternal peace of the minor. KKNA public relations officer Kareng Teronpi told media persons that the Karbi Katholik Nimarli Asong had assembled to express their grief along with the family members of the minor.

The KKNA demanded that the two accused should be punished according to the law of the land.

A delegation of Women Commission Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (WCKAAC) led by its chairperson Seema Ronghangpi along with other women organisations of Karbi Anglong including Karbi Nimso Chingtur Asong (KNCA), president Merina Beypi faction and Karbi So-arlo Amei (KARSA) and Mahila Committee, Baithalangso, West Karbi Anglong visited the place of incident at Raha. During the visit chairperson of WCKAAC, Ronghangpi appealed to the locals of Raha to extend their cooperation in the investigation process. The delegation also visited Raha Police Station and enquired about the state of the investigation.

On Monday, the WCKAAC has submitted a memorandum to the Governor through Karbi Anglong DC and demanded justice for the family of the minor through a fast-track court, transfer the case to Hamren Court and immediate compensation to the victim family.

Thadou Veng Youth Club also organised candlelight vigil in memory of the victim. Secretary of the Club, Lenboi Lhouvum informed the gathering the purpose of holding the condolence meet.

The Karbi Anglong Sports Association Football Coaching Centre (KASAFCC) also held a one minute silent prayer for the victim here at KASA stadium. The condolence meeting was led by football secretary, KASA, Horen Ingti Kathar.

HT Correspondent from Morigaon: All Tiwa Students’ Union (ATSU) has demanded exemplary punishment of the culprits involved in the killing of the minor girl and asked for a judicial probe into the incident.

ATSU president Dipak Amsong alleged that Prakash Borthakur and his son Nayanjyoti Borthakur tortured the girl and then burnt her by pouring kerosene over her body.

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