The death of a 14-year-old domestic help in Arunachal Pradesh has sparked protests in North Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

The minor girl, a resident of Factory Line of Ananda Tea Estate under Chawuldhowa Police outpost in Lakhimpur district, was found dead in the house of a family at Daporijo town in Upper Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh.

On September 15, the girl was reportedly found hanging in a house in Daporijo and it was informed to her parents.

On the next day, the household owner who had kept her as a domestic help sent her body to Lakhimpur district through the border gate in Kimin.

However, the girl’s parents refused to receive the body unless her employer did not show up.

Her parents alleged that it was a murder and demanded action by authorities. Today a protest rally was taken out by the All Assam Tea Tribes Students Association (AATTSA) in Dejo Tea Estate in Lakhimpur.

The protesters blocked the state highway that connects Arunachal Pradesh through Kimin alleging foul play in the mysterious death of that teenager inside Arunachal Pradesh.

They also demanded an inquiry into the incident.

Many parents from various tea estates in the Lakhimpur district have been sending their minor girls and boys to Arunachal Pradesh to be used as domestic help.

It is learnt that the girl’s parents sent her to one Yano Oba of Daporijo in 2013 when she was seven years old.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com