Nagaon: On October 18, a 6-year-old girl in Assam’s Nagaon district was allegedly murdered by three juveniles, all between the ages of 8-11, after she allegedly refused to re-enact pornographic scenes with them. 

What led to the murder of a 6-year-old girl by three boys aged 8 and 11?

EastMojo spoke to various police officials and experts to understand the crime per se. We also tried to examine the impact of uncontrolled and unmonitored access to smartphones and the Internet on the lives of children and what should be done to safeguard our children from indulging in such crimes. 

Watch the special EM documentary here to understand what happened, how the juveniles were caught, and what can we do to ensure nothing like this happens ever again.

EM DOCUMENTARY | Outlawed at 11: When ‘porn-addicted’ children murdered a child

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The ghastly incident left police and other district officials shocked, so much so that when we spoke with Mrinmoy Das, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Nagaon, he said, “We were clueless.” 

“This was really a very shocking incident for us because a child was murdered. That too, near her home. And there was no motive,” Das said. 

Anand Mishra, Superintendent of Police, Nagaon, concurred with Das. When asked if he had ever come across a case like this, Mishra said, “No, No, never. And I don’t want to come across a case like this. This was a very dangerous case and it was the first time in my life. The first time we met the kids, we did not even know. That there was a possibility for these kids to be involved. We took it from the face value that it is impossible. What we were trying to gather from the kids was just some clues. If they could drop some clues for our investigation.”

The stories narrated by the families of the juveniles who committed the crime are no less chilling.

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