National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

District magistrate, Kamrup Metro, Pallav Gopal Jha has ordered a magisterial inquiry in connection with a police encounter in which a rape accused — Biki Ali – was killed recently.

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Biki Ali was killed in a police firing in Garbhanga area near Assam-Meghalaya border within 24 hours of his arrest on March 15. He was arrested from Dampur village in Hajo.

Additional magistrate, Kamrup Metro, Bipul Kumar Das has been entrusted to inquire the matter. Das will be assisted by Rimjhim Konwar, assistant commissioner and executive magistrate, Kamrup Metro.

The inquiry has been ordered following a letter received from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) through deputy commissioner of police (West), Guwahati.

Additional magistrate Das has been asked to submit his findings within 15 days. The findings will be further submitted to the NHRC.

According to police, the accused Biki Ali attacked the police personnel on duty following which the police shot at Ali.

Ali was the prime accused of a gangrape incident of a minor girl from Garigaon area under the Jalukbari police station in February.

Four other accused are still absconding. They were identified as Faizul Ali, Pinku Ali, Puna Ali and Raja Ali.

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Jassika Poudyel is a Guwahati-based journalist.

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