Minor Raped and Killed in Arunachal

Arunachal

Story highlights

  • The minor identified as a Class 8 student of a missionary school
  • The perpetrators of such a heinous crime should be immediately nabbed and given an exemplary punishment

Itanagar: Another sensational incident took place where a 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Arunachal Pradesh’s Namsai district which chief minister Pema Khandu condemned on Wednesday.

According to reports, the minor identified as a Class 8 student of a missionary school in the district who was found lying dead in a ditch next to a field on Saturday.

Some sources said that the incident occurred on December 23 when the girl went to the field for farming work. Her father expired a few years ago and her mother is an Anganwadi worker. Mr. Khandu sought immediate action against the accused on Wednesday.

According to CM, the perpetrators of such a heinous crime should be immediately nabbed and given an exemplary punishment.

Mr. Khandu also announced ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh for the next of kin of the minor girl. Deputy CM Chowna Mein too conveyed his anguish over the incident and termed it as shameful and worrying.

Also Read: Minor Gang-Raped in Manipur by Three Youth

Human rights issues in northeast India have been widely reported in the press and by human rights activists. Northeast India refers to the easternmost region of India consisting of the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura, as well as parts of northern West Bengal (districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, and Koch Bihar).

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