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Nandita Saikia killing: Assam Congress blames BJP govt for law & order failure

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GUWAHATI: A day after Nandita Saikia, student of Moridhal College, breathed her last in a local hospital, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee  (APCC) has blamed the BJP government and stated that it has failed to maintain law and order in the state.

A few days back Nandita Saikia was stabbed with a machete repeatedly by an employee of her college in broad day night in Dhemaji. She succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday.

“The BJP- led Assam Government has failed completely in maintaining law and order in the state, as evident from this dastardly murder. The broad daylight attack on this young student with a machete, leading to her death, exposes the inefficient administrative system,” read a part of the statement released by APCC General Secretary Bobbeeta Sharma.

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It stated that Assam has been at number one among states in crimes against women in the last 3 years.

“Women are not safe in a state where the government is hell-bent on protecting cows. The role of the so-called vigilant Assam Police, in an incident where the girl student was brutally murdered in broad daylight, is shrouded in suspicion. How was it possible? We demand that action taken by the police against the perpetrator of the crime should be made clear,” the statement said.

It seems that murder, violence and rape have become easy during the rule of the BJP government. Even as a sorrowful atmosphere prevailed at Nandita’s residence yesterday, another young girl was reportedly attacked with a dagger at Changsari, near Guwahati. The release on bail of the IIT Guwahati student accused in a rape incident in March exposes the hollow nature of women security in the state, further said the statement.

APCC has demanded that the government should conduct a probe into the entire incident that led to the untimely death of Nandita Saikia and provide the strictest possible punishment to the guilty.

“A sharp lookout should be kept to ensure that the guilty cannot escape punishment through any loophole in the law. Government should also ensure women of the state by announcing steps taken to see that safety of our sisters and daughters are also their priority other than expressing hyper concern only for cows,” Sharma opined.

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