The mysterious death of Radha Kumari, a student of Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Jorhat has sparked a spontaneous outburst of anguish among cross sections of people in the social media.
A campaign has been started on the social medial handle Twitter seeking justice for the 21-year-old student which has started off a chain reaction with more and more people joining in every passing moment.
The campaign ‘Justice for Radha’ tagging Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, NF Railway, Railway Protection Force (RPF), General Manager of NF Railway, Union Minister of State (Railways) and parliamentarian from Assam, Rajen Gohain and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal says, “A young girl boarded a train @Sibsagar and was found dead in Simulguri, a distance of barely 20 mins. Are our railways not safe anymore? Please ensure justice is served at the earliest.”
The twitterati were quick to react.
One post says, “We lost an innocent soul and a girl with a bright future. Now only government can help us by punishing the criminals. We want justice for Radha.”
Another one reads, “Not only girls. We the people of India are no more safe in the streets, in the trains. Since we can’t change the criminal minds, so plz tighten the security. That is only what the govt can do.”
Meanwhile, Assam Police through their official twitter handle also replied to the campaign stating, “Investigation launched immediately on receipt of the sad news. SIT formed and is being supervised at the highest levels. Leads being followed. We request anyone with information to come forward without fear to help the investigators.”
In a bizarre incident, the body of the Assam Agricultural University student was found in the toilet of a passenger train on Tuesday at Simaluguri Railway Station in Upper Assam’s Sivasagar district.
The body of the 21-year-old girl with several injury marks was recovered from the toilet of the Dibrugarh-Rangia Express when the train had stopped at Simaluguri railway station.
Witnesses claimed to have seen injury marks on her face as the girl was bleeding profusely from her nose while a piece of cloth was tied to her neck and her trousers were found lowered from the waist.
The girl, a student of B Sc fifth semester of AAU came to her Sivasagar home from Jorhat on July 7 after her semester examinations.