Two minor girls, who happen to be siblings, were found hanging from a tree in Assam's Kokrajhar district.
The sisters were aged 14 and 16.
The family of the deceased sisters alleged that the girls were raped and murdered, as per the police.
The corpses of the deceased sisters were recovered from a small forest patch in the Abhayakuti village on Friday evening, informed a senior police official.
SP Kokrajhar Prateek Thube said that the mortal remains of the sisters were taken to the Kokrajhar Civil Hospital for a post-mortem investigation.
"A case has been registered. A preliminary investigation suggested that the two girls suspectedly ended their lives. We will be able to tell after receiving the post-mortem reports," the officer said.
"We don't believe they have done it by themselves. How can they tie the rope in the tree being so small?" the SP added. According to him, the girls were likely raped and murdered.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited with the families of the two deceased young sisters today to try to console them and share their pain. He asked the Assam police to do an extensive and in-depth investigation on this matter and dig out the cause of death.
"The Government will take stringent action, if there is any foul play. If the victims were forced to do self harm, Police shall find the reasons for the same," stated Himanta Biswa Sarma on Facebook.
"Women safety shall always remain top priority of Assam Govt. Atrocity in any form against poor too shall not be tolerated," he added.
BTC Chief Pramod Boro and Kokrajhar East MLA Sri Lawrence Islary accompanied the Assam CM to visit the family members of the two deceased siblings.
Crime against minors is on the rise and is routinely reported from all throughout the state.
On Saturday, Assam Police rescued four girls from Baihata, Assam, who were suspected of being victims of attempted human trafficking. The four girls were from Paneri village in Assam's Udalguri district's Harisinga Tehsil. Furthermore, one of the accused, Giyas Ali (32), has been arrested in connection with the event. He has been held by police for questioning. A case has been lodged in the Paneri police station under various provisions of the Child Labour Act.
Three children, on the other hand, have reportedly gone missing in Assam's Mayong district of Morigaon since Friday night. According to preliminary reports, the three kids have been identified as Dimpimoni Saikia, Sumi Saikia, and Nayan Saikia. All three of them are residents of Ouguri village in Mayong. A missing person case has been registered at the Mayong police station. In some prompt action by Assam Police, the three children have been rescued from Panikhaiti, Assam Police DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta informed just a while back.
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