Lawmakers demand proper investigation in Rasaili's case
February 21, 2019 04:30 AM NPT
By: Suresh Yadav
JANAKPUR, Feb 21: With the arrest of twenty-two-year-old Niraj Garja Magar by Dhanusha Police on Wednesday in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, lawmakers of the province have demanded further investigation into the issue.
The victim, Dutiya Rasaili, who was attending a wedding ceremony in her neighbourhood was raped, murdered and then burnt alive last Friday.
Stating that there could be involvement of more than one person in the heinous crime, the lawmakers have demanded for 'proper' investigation into the case.
Lawmakers, after a field visit, urged the government to take enough measures to prevent such heinous acts in the future.
"This case is heart wrenching. After meeting the family members of the deceased we would like to say that proper investigation should be done in this case," said lawmaker Sundar Bishwokarma. "Similarly, some practical measures must be taken to prevent such crimes," he added.
Four Dalit lawmakers had made the field visit on Wednesday and met the family members. The girl's burnt body was recovered near her own house at Hariharpur in Mithila Municipality.
According to Bishwokarma, the cases of violence against women and girls are on the rise in Madhes. Until and unless proper measures are taken to mitigate this, things are not going to improve.
Lawmakers Chameli Devi Das, Fuliya Devi, Pramila Das and Rupa Jha and Bindo Mahara from INSEC had joined the team for the field visit. The lawmakers have also urged the provincial government to provide compensation to the victim's family. Meanwhile, speaking at the House meeting, Member of Parliament Chanda Chaudhari demanded life sentence for rapists.