13-yr-old female unnatural death: CM orders suspension of Darrang SP, ASP, Dhula PS OC

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The Chief Minister's order came on the backdrop of his visit to the Dhekiajuli residence of the deceased, who was found hanging by the neck
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Guwahati: Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday ordered the immediate suspension of  Darrang Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajmohan Ray, Additional SP Rupam Phukan and the Dhula Police Station Officer-in-charge over allegations the district police top brass mishandled the June 11 case of unnatural death of a 13-year-old girl at the Dhula residence of one Krishna Kamal Baruah.

The Chief Minister’s order came on the backdrop of his visit to the Dhekiajuli residence of the deceased, who was found hanging by the neck.

Accompanied by Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, the Chief Minister interacted with the relatives of the deceased and inquired about the allegations they had labelled against the Darrang police administration. It has been alleged that the police displayed extreme dereliction of duty in collecting of photographic and videographic evidence of the incident. It has been further alleged that the Dhula Police Station Officer in charge had put pressure on the family members of the deceased to not file a written complaint about the unnatural death.

Considering the gravity of the above allegations, the Chief Minister asked the DGP to constitute a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) for a thorough investigation into the incident. Two of the three members of the SIT shall be females, as per the Chief Minister’s order.

The Chief Minister also issued instructions to concerned officials to get a house constructed for the family of the deceased under a government scheme. He also ordered the Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner to take necessary measures for the inclusion of the family of the deceased under the Orunodoi scheme.

Meanwhile, Prasanta Saikia, Superintendent of police, SB (R&AC), Assam, Kahilipara, Guwahati is transferred and posted as Superintendent of Police, Darrang with immediate effect.

Similarly, Nirupam Hazarika, Additional Superintendent of Police (Security & Intelligence), Nagaon is transferred and posted as Additional Superintendent of Police (HQ), Darrang with immediate effect.

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