Tribal bodies demand trial at Fast Track Court into minor's death at Raha
The Coordination Committee of Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) has demanded an impartial investigation into the horrific incident where a 12-year old Karbi girl was killed by her employers at Raha, Nagaon.
GUWAHATI: The Coordination Committee of Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) has demanded an impartial investigation into the horrific incident where a 12-year old Karbi girl was killed by her employers at Raha, Nagaon.
Condemning the incident, the CCTOA has demanded a trial for the accused at a Fast Track Court.
According to reports, the minor, a resident of Karbi Anglong was working as a domestic help at the house of the accused.
"The accused should be hanged under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989," stated CCTOA secretary-general Aditya Khakhlary.
The CCTOA also expressed its gratitude to the State government for forming an enquiry committee on the death of the minor girl. Khakhlary stated that on Wednesday, a team from the CCTOA will visit the deceased's family to offer their condolences. Later, on April 30, all the organizations under the banner of the CCTOA will pay candlelight tribute to the victim.
Further, Khakhlary underlined that a section of people is making communal remarks against the tribals on social media. He pointed out that some persons on social media have termed the Karbis as killers.
"The government should take measures to stop such people from making communal remarks. A worse situation might arise if such incidents continue," said Khakhlary.
The CCTOA stated that many poor families from West Karbi Anglong sent their children to work as domestic help in other parts of the State. The children's employers assure the guardians to bear the education expenses of the children. However, many times the children are subjected to mental and physical harassment, said Khakhlary.
"There have been many incidents where the tribal children are harassed by their employers," Khakhlary stressed. The CCTOA appealed to such Karbi families to bring back their children home. It also appealed the same to the Karbi Students' Union.