Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has expressed serious concern over the rising cases of crime against women in the state.
“Recent heinous crimes against young girls and women have shaken us all as a society. We will ensure that the guilty is given the severest of punishment,” Sonowal said.
“Together we have to crush these elements who are trying to break our centuries-old tradition of highest respect towards woman,” he added.
Sonowal said this while speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Panchatirtha Sishu Sankardev Vidya Niketan at Hajo.
An 11-year-old Class V student died on Friday night after being allegedly gang-raped and set ablaze by three men in Lalung Gaon village of Assam’s Nagaon district.
Earlier on March 17, the Nagaon police arrested eight people in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a 35-year-old woman.
The Chief Minister said that the government is committed for providing quality education. He also urged students to work towards building a strong & developed Assam.