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Itanagar: The Dubi Welfare Society (DWS) has called upon the Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) police and authorities concerned to properly investigate the “unnatural death” of a six-year-old girl child and punish the culprits who committed the heinous crime.

According to a representation submitted to the Superintendent of Police of the ICR by the DWS, the lifeless body of the child was found in the Itanagar residence of one Micheal Garam on March 1.

“The deceased, our sister, aged 6 years, was sent to the Itanagar home of Micheal Garam and his wife Jeemi Hangkar Garam by her innocent father anticipating that the couple, who happen to be his close relatives, would take care of the educational and other needs of the child, as a guardian. But sadly, her lifeless body was found at their residence on March 1, 2021, at around noon, after one month and ten days of her staying with them,” the DSW said.

The victim belonged to Daporijo, the headquarters of Upper Subansiri district.

 “There are bruises and cut marks all over the body of the child (some old and some new) and even her private part are badly bruised. Prima facie, it is evident that she was physically and mentally tortured for several days before her painful death,” the society said.

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The DWS said the injuries inflicted on a little girl speak volumes about the mental and psychological attitude of those responsible for her death. “Those committing such inhuman and barbaric acts should have no place in a civilised society. They deserve exemplary punishment and condemnation from every section of the society,” the society said.

The DWS further said it has strong reasons to believe that the unnatural and untimely death of the child is a case of premeditated murder

Society also believes that she was sexually assaulted before the dastardly act of violence and subsequent murder, it said, seeking justice for the victim’s family. An FIR under relevant sections of IPC and the POCSO Act, 2012 has been registered at the Itanagar Women’s police station with regards to the case.

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