Jitendra Choudhury, the CPIM MLA and parliamentary leader of the party has demanded the formation of a special investigation team to investigate the murder of Dipshree Das.
He sent a letter to the Chief Minister on Thursday demanding the immediate arrest of the main accused and the formation of SIT.
Choudhury who is also the CPI(M) State Secretary expressed surprise that the Women Commission went to the main accused’s house for heaving meal after this incident.
A month has passed since the murder of Dipashree Das, but the police have not taken any action against the culprits.
Dipashree was subjected to unspeakable torture in the house of a man named Biplab Sen in Kalachara in Sabroom under South Tripura district in the name of so-called purification, only because she developed a romantic relationship with a boy of another religion.
She was severely injured due to brutal torture. Her life could not be saved even by taking her out of state for treatment.
Referring this incident of killing in the name of purification as unprecedented in Tripura Choudhury In the letter sent to Manik Saha mentioned that, the police have so far not taken any effective steps to arrest the criminals involved in the incident and reveal the truth. On October 14, the CPI (M) sent a letter to the director general of the state police to investigate the killing of the school girl. After that the criminals were not arrested.
Chowdhury said in the charge sheet, what is even more surprising is that despite the painful incident , neither the chairperson of the Women’s Commission, nor any member of the Women’s Commission, have met the victim’s family members so far. On the other hand, the members of the Women’s Commission went to Kalachara to attend a reception at the house of the main accused Biplab Sen. It has been reported from the witnesses, the members of the Women’s Commission have received extensive entertainment there, had meal!
Generally Women Commission releases press statement after returning from inspection on cases of violence and injustice against women/girls. But the women’s commission has remained suspiciously silent on the incident.
Chowdhury has also made serious allegations to the Chief Minister of holding several closed-door meetings of Biplab Sen with Manubazar police station . He said that the father of the deceased girl had verbally informed that the accused Biplab Sen had sent the proposal for settlement of this case with Rs.15/20 lakhs. The victim’s father rejected the offer.
The CPI(M) council leader said, incidentally, this indicates that a planned arrangement is being made to absolve the accused of Dipashree Das’s murder and cover up the incident. In this situation, he demanded the Chief Minister to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the murder and arrest the main accused Biplap Sen.