Two Little Girls Found Hanging From Tree in Assam’s Kokrajbar, Family Alleges Rape: Cops

Assam rape and murder case
Assam rape and murder case: According to police reports, two cousin sisters were found hanging from a tree. The incident took place in a remote village in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

On June 12, police reported that they recovered two bodies of girls inside a small forest in Abhayakuti village. The girls were soon identified to be sisters. The bodies of the deceased were recovered late on Friday evening, a senior police officer said.

Police have confirmed that the two cousin sisters were both minors. The bodies of the deceased have been sent to Kokrajhar Civil Hospital for further scientific inquiry and post-mortem examination.

Locals have reported that the two girls were missing since Friday afternoon. During the investigation, the police are also looking at the possibility of suicide besides murder and rape. But the families of the girls strongly contested that and alleged that the girls were raped and murdered.

A case has been registered and an investigation has been started. Officials also said that the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma will be visiting the village today to see the situation of the incident.

Police Statements in Case

SS Panesar, The Additional Superintendent of Police, Kokrajhar said that they are investigating the case while looking at all possible angles. “We are looking at all possible angles, but the post-mortem report will give us something conclusive. We are waiting for it,” he said.

SS Panesar also said that the investigation would not stop while they wait for the results. “Meanwhile our investigation would continue,” he stated. The police awaits the autopsy report to ascertain whether it was a suicide or rape and murder, like the family has alleged.

Crimes In Assam

According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports, Assam has reported the highest rate of crimes against women among all states and union territories three consecutive years from 2016 to 2019. There was a sharp increase in three categories of crimes against women–domestic violence, kidnapping, and molestation in the state. Read more on how India has fend North-eastern women to fend for themselves here.