Bhubaneswar: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has issued summons to the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of Nayagarh for in-person presence in the matter of alleged kidnapping and murder of the five-year-old girl.
The national child rights body has claimed that it has received complaints aligning human organ trafficking.
This was informed today by Chairperson of NCPCR Priyank Kanoongo through a tweet on his official Twitter handle.
The tweet is as follows:
summons has been issued to DM and SP of #nyaygarh for in personn presense in the matter of kidnapping and murder of a girl child, @NCPCR_ has received complaints aligning human organ trafficking https://t.co/IQ7BmOW1oY
— प्रियंक कानूनगो Priyank Kanoongo (@KanoongoPriyank) December 4, 2020
A few days back on November 26, the NCPCR had issued a notice to the Odisha government seeking a detailed factual report from the Chief Secretary on the investigation in the alleged kidnap and murder of a five-year-old girl of Jadupur village in Nayagarh district.
The national child rights protection body had sought the report from the Chief Secretary within ten days of issuance of the letter taking suo moto cognizance of media reports given the seriousness of the subject while requesting to ensure speedy investigation.
The Commission had mentioned in the notice that it has already taken up the matter with the District Collector and SP Nayagarh on November 25 to investigate/inquire in the matter.
A five-year-old girl, daughter of an auto-rickshaw driver had reportedly gone missing while playing near her house at Jadupur village in Nayagarh district on July 14.
Later, her skeletal remains stuffed in a gunny bag were recovered from the backyard of her house nine days later.
The parents of the child had attempted self-immolation outside the Assembly accusing of police inaction and the police shielding the culprit as he was politically well-connected.
The incident led to massive public outcry forcing the government for ordering a probe by the Crime Branch.
As the Opposition remained adamant demanding a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe and the resignation of Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo, the government yielded for a High Court sitting judge monitored probe by the SIT.
A five-member SIT comprising of competent officers led by IPS officer Arun Bothra has begun its probe into the ghastly incident.
The minor girl’s parents have alleged that their daughter was killed for her organs by one Babuli Nayak and his accomplices.
They have further alleged that Nayak is the kingpin of a child lifting racket and is involved in the human organs trade.