Child Protection NGO condemns Kalimpong murder

Kalimpong-based NGO Child Protection Forum today took out a rally in town condemning the brutal murder of a couple on June 19. Rally participants demanded justice for the victims and the strictest possible punishment for the culprits. They also demanded immediate rehabilitation of the couple’s two daughters, the elder of whom was also severely injured that day. Forum members later met sub-divisional magistrate K Radhika and submitted a deputation containing their demands.

The Child Protection Forum rally in Kalimpong.
The Child Protection Forum rally in Kalimpong.

Dominic Bhutia and Christina Bhutia of Gidabling near Kalimpong were found in their house in a pool of blood on the morning of June 19. They had been hacked to death with a sharp weapon, while their 12-year old daughter sustained major injuries. The couple’s 7-year-old daughter was lucky enough to escape unhurt. The elder sibling has major injuries on her hand and head, and has also lost one of her eyes. She is currently under treatment at a private hospital in Siliguri.

The Child Protection Forum demanded proper rehabilitation for the two sisters and called for the strongest of punishments for the accused father-son duo, Hangjit Rai and Puran Rai, who are under arrest based on information provided by the children.

Several NGOs including World Vision, Who Care and Catholic Church for Child Protection along with well-wishers and students participated in the rally.

Source: EOI

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