20-YEAR-OLD DIES BY SUICIDE IN POLICE CUSTODY IN DALGAON

In a recent sensational incident of Dalgaon, Darrang , a 20-year-old girl identified as Eliza Begum died by suicide within the police custody.

The incident happened in the Dhula Regional Physically Handicapped Development Association (DRPHDA) campus under police custody.

The deceased, who claimed to be the fiancée of one Safiqul Islam of Aminpara under Rowta Police Station in Udalguri district, was physically manhandled when she went to Islam’s residence to stop his proposed marriage.She was rescued by the Rowta police and her custody was later handed over to Dalgaon police, who later handed her over to the DRPHDA authorities where she was sheltered for the night.

However today morning she was found hanging in tbe bathroom.

The DRPHDA management committee secretary Rajesh Deka ascertained that they have been keeping women inmates in the institution and at present 75 inmates are there. However in the last 20 years none of them have ever complained of any discomfort.

On the other hand District Social Welfare Officer, Madhurima Bora said, “The Dhula Centre is not a designated centre to offer shelter to women who are victims of domestic or other violence.”

The locals have complained that the victim was going through a hard mental trauma and had lacked holistic and proper counseling in the centre which further triggered her disturbance and she had the courage to take the bold step of suicide.

However a probe is underway in the regard and soon some developments would be provided by the police.

Inputs: NE NOW

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