MANGALDAI, Aug 13:A shocking incident came to light at Mazgaon, Darrang on Tuesday as a half-melted body of a missing girl was recovered by Daipam Police. Notably, a minor girl, named Asia Khatun, a student of 9th standard of Daipam HS School went missing from the school six years ago. Back then the victim’s father, Abdul Khalek had informed the Daipam Police Out Post but the police did not take any step to rescue the missing girl, alleged Khalek while talking to ‘The Hills Times’. On the other hand, the victim’s parents suspected their son-in-law Ali Hussain, resident of Padmapukhuri village under the Rowta Police Station of Udalguri District of being involved in the case. The father further informed that suddenly after six years, the suspected accused Ali Hussain called him over phone that he had rescued the missing girl and her life is in danger. He further called them to Mangaldai Civil Hospital where he was supposedly taking the girl for treatment. However, they found the girl dead upon their arrival.
The parents then took the body to the accused’s home where it has been kept for the last three days. The father also approached Daipam Police to lodge an FIR against the accused, but the police denied to lodge any complaint saying that the place where the body was kept is out of their operational area and instead asked them to approach Lapool Out Post under the Rowta Police Station of Udalguri District. Upon reaching the Lapool, the police again asked the parents to approach Dalgaon Police station, and even the Dalgaon Police denied to lodge their complaint sighting excuse of being not their operational area.
Finally, after being denied assistance by police the parents approached the media who then called the Darrang Police Superintendent Amrit Bhuyan and only then the Dalgaon Police arrived at the spot. The police then send the half-decomposed body to Mangaldai Civil Hospital for post mortem. Meanwhile, the accused Ali Hussain is absconding and is known to be a notorious women trafficker and might have been using the girl for prostitution for all these years, the locals alleged.
Following the police’s negligence, the locals have denounced and condemned the incident. They demanded a high-level inquiry into the matter and to bring the culprit to book immediately.