GUWAHATI: A seven-year-old girl was found dead inside the toilet of a stone-crushing mill on October 18 in Nagaon district. Police arrested three minors aged between 8 and 11 years and an adult in connection with the murder of the minor girl who refused to watch pornographic clips with them. According to reports, the three juveniles lived near the victim's home and used to watch pornographic clips on their mobile phones. The murder is believed to have been fueled by the porn addiction of the children. The parents of the 11-year old accused, on whose mobile phone pornographic material was found, were also arrested. over the matter.
A team of Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) headed by Rupa Hazarika and Phanindra Bujarbaruah, members of ASCPCR, along with a technical consultant, on October 23 visited the spot and the residence of the six-year-old girl who was brutally killed. The purpose of the visit was to find out the root cause of the heartbreaking incident. The Commission interacted with the guardians of the victim, the locals who witnessed the incident, the District Child Protection Officer and the police officials who are handling the case.
During the conversation, the Commission came to know that children were habituated to porn videos. One of the children (11-year old) forced the victim to watch the videos which she refused and that led to the horrific incident. The body of the six-year old child was recovered from the Bajrang Stone Crusher toilet by the local people.
The Commission met the SDO (civil) and Nagaon Superintendent of Police (SP) and took a detailed understanding of the incident. The Commission recommended investigating in-depth if there was any elder person involved in the case. The Commission recommended the Child Protection Officer, Nagaon to make arrangements for giving compensation to the victim's family as soon as possible. The Commission also recommended the police department to spread awareness on foster care, child marriage and teenage pregnancy in the district.