Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma went to Bhuragaon in Morigaon to take stock of the ongoing investigation regarding the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl from the “religious minority” community. The girl hailed from Balidunga village in Bhuragaon police station area and was found dead in a jute field near the Brahmaputra River on June 20.
The Chief Minister met the parents of the deceased girl and assured them that the perpetrators would not be spared. He termed the incident as “unfortunate” and said that such crimes would not be tolerated. He instructed the Morigaon SP to expedite investigations and to nab the culprits. The family should get justice fast and that should act as a deterrent against such crimes against women, he further added. “All rape cases will be dealt with by fast-track courts and justice as per law will be ensured,” CM Sarma said.
Morigaon MP Dilip Saikia, MLA Ramakanta Deuri and Lahorighat MLA Dr Asif Mohammad Nagar also accompanied the Chief Minister on this visit. The police have registered a case and have so far arrested one person in connection with the incident.