By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar ( Assam), June 13 : The bodies of two minor sisters, both of whom were found hanging from a tree in Assam’s Kokrajhar district appears to be a case of murder or suicide under duress, said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma .
Meanwhile ,Police apprehended five accused persons who were involved in the bizzare incident at Abhaikuti area under Kokrajhar police station.
The arrested have been identified as Hanip Sheik (20),Jahanur Islam (23),Sangkhardev Barman (27),Aftaf Ali(26) and Muzzaamel Sheik (20).
The bodies, found inside a forest in Abhayakuti village under Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) on Friday night, were sent to Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar for autopsy.
Speaking the reporters today at Kokrajhar police station, SP Kokrajhar Prateek Thube said that the two sister’s dead bodies were recovered at Abhaikuti under Kokrajhar police station was both tragic and unwanted .
He assured that the culprits would not be spared at any costs and strict investigations are on .
He said that the postmortem (PM) report is expecting on Monday .
He has termed that the incident was perpetrated by anti social activities.
Dr Sarma arrived at Abhaikuti remote area near Dheerlbil of Kokrajhar district in a chartered Helicopter at 10.45 am in the morning. He was accompanied with BTR CEM Pramod Boro and Kokrajhar East LAC MLA Lawrence Islary.
Dr Sarma met family members of the victims and took stock about the unwanted incident.
He affirmed that the involved culprits would not be spared and would be punished.
He has asked the BTC (IGP) and SP Kokrajhar to initiate strong investigation into the incident.
” We’re extremely pained at the tragic incident of Abhayakhuti, Kokrajhar .
To reassure family of two minor girls, whose bodies were found hanging from a tree in mysterious condition on Friday, I met them today to console & share their pain”,Dr Sarma said.
He said that Assam government stands firmly with them(victim family members.)
” I have instructed Assam Police to do an expeditious investigation to unearth the cause of death” ,he said adding that the government will take stringent action, in case of any foul play. It appears that the victims were forced to do self harm and Police shall find the reasons behind the same.
“Women safety shall always remain top priority of Assam Govt. Atrocity in any form against poor too shall not be tolerated”,Dr Sarma added.
BTR CEM Pramod Boro has also condemned the Abhaikuti incident. ” I am deeply disheartened by this incident. The government and the police department are both investigating the matter”, Boro said.
He informed that an ex-gratia compensation of 1 lakh would be given to the victim’s family from the BTR government.
A delegation team of All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) led by it’s president Dipen Boro also visited Abhaikuti village and met the family members of victims.
Dipen Boro has demanded a stringent step against the tragic incident and punishment of the involved culprits .
He added that justice must be given to the victim’s family members without any delay.
Meanwhile, several social organizations of Rabha community including All Rabha Students Union,All Rabha Women’s Council have expressed their resentment and unhappiness over not getting time to meet chief minister Dr Sarma during his visit at the Abhaikuti village.
“The chief minister Dr Sarma didn’t allow time to the organization leaders to meet him to share their views on the incident. We were not fully satisfied with visit of the CM.