Itanagar: Body of Assam girl who died in MLA’s house exhumed

The girl, belonging to the Adivasi community, was found hanging in the house of Local MLA.



The body of a 12-year-old girl hailed from Assam and who died under mysterious circumstances in the house of Itanagar local MLA on May 20 has been exhumed from a cemetery in north-eastern Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

The mortal remains of 12-year-old girl Asminta Nag, who had committed suicide in local MLA residence here on May 20 last, was exhumed at Dolahat Tea Estate in Assam’s Lakhimpur district on Saturday as per Capital complex DM order.

According to the report, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), not satisfied with the Arunachal Pradesh police’s investigation into the death, had recommended the exhuming of the body less than a week ago.

The girl, belonging to the Adivasi community, was found hanging in the house of Local MLA.

Her parents, NCPCR member Rosy Taba said, had been working at the house of the MLA for 30 years. “They had accepted that their daughter had committed suicide. One can understand their ignorance, but the Naharlagun police erred in not filing an FIR on the incident and taking her body for burial in adjoining Assam without conducting an autopsy,” she said.

“We exhumed the girl’s body on Saturday and handed it over to the Arunachal Pradesh authorities for post-mortem,” Lakhimpur’s Superintendent of Police Harekrishna Nath told to the news paper, carried this report.

A team led by magistrate Neelam Teji including police personnel headed by Naharlagun OC inspector M Geyi, and forensic experts had gone there to execute the order. They were joined by an Assam team led by magistrate Akashi Dwara besides cops including Laluk circle inspector, Dolahat and Laluk PS OCs.

The forensic experts conducted post-mortem on the spot and collected some organs for laboratory test to ascertain the cause of death, police sources said.

The All Assam Adivasi Students’ Union lodged an FIR on June 1 after a team of the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) and the NCPCR investigated the case.

“The autopsy should help us know the cause of the girl’s death, said ” ASCPCR chairperson Sunita Changkakoti said.


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