The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) has expressed concern over the rising cases of crime against minors in the State. 

Speaking on the matter, ASCPCR chairperson Sunita Changkakoti said that every case of crime against minor must thoroughly investigated. 

“It is a matter of serious concern. Proper investigation into every case is needed. Police must file full proof charge-sheets with no scope for any loopholes so that culprits do not go scot-free,” Sunita Changkakoti said.  

She also stressed on the need of initiating fast-track courts to deal with cases of crime against minors. 

Sunita Changkakoti made these remarks after visiting the home of two minor girls in Abhiyakuthi village in Kokrajhar, who were found hanging from a tree under mysterious circumstances on June 11. 

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Changkakoti along with senior ASCPCR members and Child Welfare Committee, Kokrajhar members visited the home of the two minor girls and interacted with their family members. 

Talking to reporters later, Changkakoti said that she suspects the death of the two girls as a pre-planned murder and demanded proper and thorough investigation into the case. 

Two minor girls — 14 and 16 years of age — were found dead, hanging from a tree in Assam’s Kokrajhar district on Friday. 

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has ordered the state police to conduct an “expeditious investigation” of the case. 

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