Arunachal Pradesh: NCPCR wants girl’s body exhumed for post-mortem
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Arunachal Pradesh: NCPCR wants girl’s body exhumed for post-mortem

TNT Bureau

ITANAGAR | June 8, 2019 (IANS):

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has suggested Arunachal Pradesh police exhume the body of a girl from Assam, who died under mysterious circumstances in Arunachal and was buried without a post-mortem.

Member of the NCPCR, Rosy Taba said this on Friday while addressing a press conference. She said there have been severe lapses on part of the police, who had not even registered an FIR until the intervention by the rights panel.

"We saw a news report last month about death of a girl in the house of sitting MLA from Itanagar Techi Kaso at Naharlagun on May 20. Following this, a delegation of the NCPCR and Assam State Committee for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) visited Naharlagun and found that although the police was informed about the incident, there is no FIR filed. We are told that the girl committed suicide by hanging herself," she said.

It was after the intervention of the rights delegation that the police field an FIR calling it an unnatural death, she said.

"The police told us that they did not conduct post-mortem and handed over the body to the parents of the girl who later brought it to Lakhimpur district in Assam and buried it. However, this is a serious lapse as without the post-mortem it is difficult to ascertain if it was a suicide or a murder," said Chairperson of ASCPCR, Sunita Changkakoti.

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