Guwahati, July 14 (IBNS): The National Women Commission (NWC) on Saturday asked the Assam government to take action against culprits and set up a fast track court for the trial of the suspects accused of molesting a 17-year-old girl in Guwahati on July 9.
At a press conference, the three member NWC team, Alaka Lamba, Hiranmoyee Phukan and Wanshu Syiem said that the convicted people must be punished.
"The Assam police had apprehended four culprits so far, but another seven persons have not been captured by police. We urged to the state government and Assam police to take necessary action against the persons, who had been identified in the video footage during the incident," NWC member Alaka Lamba said.
"We visited the molested girl in Guwahati and found some signs of cigarette burn in her body. The girl was beaten up by the mob," Lamba said.
The NWC team was also talked with the members of Assam State Women Commission and DC of Kamrup (Metro), SSP of Guwahati city police at Hotel Brahmaputra Ashoka in the city.
Later the team met the DGP of Assam police Jayanta Narayan Choudhury.
The NWC team will meet Assam CM Tarun Gogoi on July 15.
Crime against women in Assam has risen alarmingly from 2005 to 2011.
In last six years, 54,238 cases of crime against women have been registered in Assam.
The latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics revealed that the rate of crime against women in Assam was the second highest in the country in 2011 with 36.9 per lakh.
In the year 2005-2006, 6,133 cases had registered, while 6,724 cases in 2006-2007, 7,297 cases in 2007-2008, 11,026 cases in 2008-2009, 11,555 cases in 2009-2010 and 11,503 cases registered in 2010-2011.
In other hand 8,454 cases of rape had been registered in different police stations in the state during the from 2005 to 2010.