The Assam Congress has demanded exemplary punishment for the murderer of college girl from Lakhimpur district Nandita Saikia.
The Assam Congress has said that the death of Nandita Saikia is a result of BJP-led state government’s failure to maintain law and order.
“The BJP- led Assam Government has failed completely in maintaining law and order in the state, as evident from this dastardly murder. The broad daylight attack on this young student with a machete, leading to her death, exposes the inefficient administrative system,” the Assam Congress said.
It added: “Assam has been at number one among states in crimes against women in last 3 years. Women are not safe in a state where the government is hell- bent on protecting cows.”
“We demand that action taken by the police against the perpetrator of the crime should be made clear. We also demand that the government be vigilant against dastardly incidents like Nandita’s murder and provide exemplary punishment to her murderer,” the Assam Congress further said.
The Assam Congress said that safety and security of women in the state is under threat.
“Surprisingly to the indignation of all women the Gauhati High Court described the rape- accused student as a future ‘asset’ of the state. Such incidents reveal that the security of women is only a slogan in the state, while an opposite picture is seen in reality,” it said.
The Assam Congress said: “APCC demands that the government conduct a probe into the entire incident that led to the untimely death of Nandita Saikia and provide the strictest possible punishment to the guilty.”
Nandita Saikia, the college girl from Lakhimpur district in Assam, who sustained grievous injuries in a machete attack, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday.
Nandita was undergoing treatment at the Brahmaputra Diagnostic and Hospital in Dibrugarh, Assam after being attacked with a machete, on Saturday, by Rintu Sarma in Dhemaji district of Assam.
Nandita hailed from Naba Kathbari village in Dhakuakhana. She was a BA third-semester student of Maridhal College in Dhemaji.
Nandita was killed by Rintu Sharma with a machete for rejecting his marriage proposal. Meanwhile, police have arrested Rintu Sarma. Rintu Sarma is an employee at the Maridhal College in Dhemaji, where the victim was a student.