GUWAHATI, Jan 7 � More than six months after her tragic death, district administration today exhumed the body of Barasha Das, which was forcibly buried by locals in her residence premises at Sadilapur under Jalukbari police station without the consent of her family members, an incident that had sent shockwaves across the State.
The body of Barasha, who reportedly committed suicide on June 21 last year, was buried by the enraged locals on suspicion that she was murdered by her family members for monetary gains.
The deceased was an orphan and was living with her relatives. The locals also ransacked the house where the family was staying.
Subsequently, an FIR was also lodged by locals with Jalukbari police station after which five family members of the 18-year-old girl were arrested and sent to judicial custody. After remaining in judicial custody for almost two months, Jamini Das, the grandmother of the victim filed the writ petition seeking Court�s intervention.
The Gauhati High Court, in response to the writ petition filed by the deceased�s grandmother, directed the district administration to exhume the body to allow the family members to perform her last rites as per Hindu rituals.
The Court on Thursday directed the district administration to exhume the body with the consent of Jamini Das.
It also directed the district administration to provide adequate security to the family members. As a follow-up action, the City Police exhumed the body from the premises. The last rites of Barasha were performed at Bhootnath.