Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has vehemently condemned the incident of rape and murder of a minor in Empong village under Chowkham circle of Namsai district on December 23 last. While terming the incident as barbaric and inhuman, Khandu questioned the mentality of those culprits who first outraged the modesty of a girl and then took the extreme step of ending her life.
“The perpetrators of such heinous crime should be immediately nabbed and given exemplary punishment”, CM assertively said. He directed the district administration and the police to intensify the investigation and book the culprits at the earliest so that the people are able to restore their faith on the public administration and the police.
Expressing deep sorrow over the unfortunate incident, Khandu announced immediate release of ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakhs to the next of kins according to the laid down norms. He conveyed his deepest condolences and extended solidarity with the bereaved family members.
On the other hand the protest against this incident is continue in Namsai. A candle light protest march carried out by the local people on Tuesday, demanding justice to the vicitims.