UTSAH Team and Police Team visits Raha victim’s family

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UTSAH Team and Police Team visits Raha victim’s family

UTSAH Team and Police Team visits Raha victim’s family

Dt. 22 April 2021, a minor girl, aged approximately 12-13 years old, was found burnt and dead in the compound of the residence of one Mr. Prakash Barthakur and his wife Ms. Rina Barthakur, residents of Raha, Nagoan District. 
From secondary information, it has been established that the deceased Ms.Ashi Taye(name changed) (hereinafter referred to as the victim child) had been illegally employed in the household of Mr. Prakash Barthakur and his wife Ms. Rina Barthakur as domestic child labourer for the last four years. The victim child was a domicile of West Karbi Anglong Disrict.
The Raha Police has registered an FIR dt. 22 April 2021 u/s 120(B)/302(IPC) r/w Section 3(w)(i)/3(w)(ii) of the SC/ST Act r/w Section 12 of the CALPRA.
Dt 26 April 2021, the Director General of Police, Mr. Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, IPS, directed the **Assam Police Sishu Mitra Resource Centre to make a field trip to the residence of the victim child and the SP Office, Nagaon, to ascertain relevant facts of the case and to assist the family of the victim to access compensatory schemes and services and to provide recommendations to the Police. 
**The Assam Police Sishu Mitra Resource Centre is a part of the Assam Police Sishu Mitra Programme, a child friendly Policing programme, run collaboratively by the Assam Police and UTSAH Child Rights Org, with technical support from UNICEF.
Dt 30 April, 2021, a team comprising of, Mr. Miguel Das Queah, ED of UTSAH; Mr. Syed Tazkir Inam, the Programmes Manager of UTSAH and DSP, CID, Ms.Jikirani Mahanta made a visit to the residence of the victim child in West Karbi Anglong.
The team collected all information with regards to the background of the victim child’s family and relevant case related information. 
After the visit, a detailed report, along with action points, was prepared and submitted to the Director General of Police, Assam. 
The Report covered the following information:
(i) Socio-economic background of the family.(ii) Background of the victim child and the circumstances that led to her employment at the Barthakur household.(iii) Offences under which the Barthakur household member’s must be booked.(iv) Recommendation on services that can be extended to the victims family. (v) Trends of unsafe child labour migration in the West Karbi Anglong Hill areas. 

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