Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday ordered the immediate suspension of Darrang superintendent of police (SP) Rajmohan Ray, additional SP Rupam Phukan and the Dhula Police Station officer in-charge over allegations the district police top brass mishandled the June 11 case of unnatural death of 13-year-old girl at the Dhula residence of one Krishna Kamal Baruah.
Accompanied by director general of police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, the chief minister interacted with the relatives of the deceased and inquired about the allegations they had labelled against Darrang police administration.
It has been alleged that the police displayed extreme dereliction of duty in collecting photographic and videographic evidence of the incident. It has been further alleged that the Dhula Police Station officer in-charge had put pressure on the family members of the deceased to not file a written complaint on the unnatural death.
Considering the gravity of the above allegations, the chief minister asked the DGP to constitute a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) for thorough investigation into the incident. Two of the three members of the SIT shall be females, as per the chief minister’s order.