The Assam government has decided to reopen all cases of unnatural deaths involving domestic help during the previous year in light of the recent arrests of three police officers, three doctors, and a magistrate who were suspected of protecting a man who reportedly raped and murdered a minor.
After the investigation into the death of a 13-year-old girl in June revealed how senior police officers, government doctors, and a magistrate conspired to present a rape and murder as suicide, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated on Friday that the decision was made at a conference of senior police officers.
We'll attempt to resolve each of these situations logically. At a press conference in Guwahati, the chief minister said, "We have asked all district police chiefs to reopen and re-examine all such cases that took place in the last year.
In the future, if such an incident occurs, the district superintendent of police and the local deputy inspector general will personally visit the crime scene, and the cases won't be closed until they are satisfied with the investigation, according to Sarma.
A 13-year-old girl involved in the case allegedly committed suicide on June 11 at Dhula in the Darrang district while working as a domestic helper in the home of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan Krishna Kamal Baruah. Police opened an investigation after filing a case of an unnatural death.
Police came to the conclusion that it was a suicide after a post-mortem report from the doctors and an inquest by a magistrate, and the body was buried. However, the girl's family members claimed that she had been murdered and filed a separate complaint.