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Priya Basumatary killing: Probe panel to begin hearing on April 21

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

KOKRAJHAR, April 17: The one-man inquiry commission, headed by retired Justice B D Agarwal of Guwahati High Court probing the killing of Priya Basumatary will hold its sitting at Chirang Circuit House at Kajalgaon on April 21, 2015. This was informed by the DIPRO, Chirang, G. rzary.

In this connection, the Secretary and Assessor to the commission has requested to the all concerned for providing information about the killing of Priya Basumatary to the commission that day at said venue.

It may be mentioned that Priya Basumatary, a 16- year old girl reading in Class-X at Runikhata Bodo Girls’ High School was brutally gunned down by the NDFB(S) militants at Laimati-Dwimuguri village under Runikhata police station in Chirang district on August 20, 2014. She was dragged out of her house and shot from close range killing her on the spot by the NDFB(S) militants few hours after five members of the outfit were killed in an encounter with the security forces. The NDFB (S) militants suspected her to be a police informer.

The State government on August 24 last year announced a judicial enquiry into the killing of Priya Basumatary by NDFB(S) militants alleging her to be a police informer and her body lying uttended for more than 24 hours.

The NDFB (S) claimed the responsibility and said the killing of Priya Basumatary of Dwimuguri, in the Chirang could be shocking for non political organizations unlike political parties. The General Secretary of the NDFB (S) B. Saoraigwra in a statement last year had said it was a political gimmick of the politician and warned that the death of Priya Basumatary should not be politicalized.

Priya Basumatary was the victim of factiol fight of the NDFB. Prominent Bodo leaders from different democratic organizations and political parties vehemently condemned the barbaric killing of Priya Basumatary and registered widespread protest demanding high level inquiry and severe punishment against the culprits involved in the brutal killing.

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