In a horrific incident, Champa Chettri, a 20-year-old resident of the Margherita town in the Tinsukia district of Assam, went missing on April 28. When Champa, who belongs to Nepalese community, did not return her parents started searching her.
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Reports in Assam media suggests that the police have arrested two youths – Biswajit Chettri and Moinul Ali of Ledo region. They have been charged under sections 366,376 and 342/34 of the IPC.
“We consider rape followed by murder to be the rarest of rare crimes against women and nothing less than death penalty is a befitting punishment for the accused. Deterrent laws to the extent of chemical castration and death penalty should be awarded to rapists,” said Nanda Kirati Dewan, Member, All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU).
In the rape and murder case of the 30-year-old Dalit student of law from Perumbavoor in Ernakulam, Kerala, the case received national attention, with many calling the victim Kerala’s Nirbhaya.
The Nirbhaya case was the first to garner such public outrage, and the brutality of the case shook the whole country and demanded justice for the victim.