Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Mamata Sharma Wednesday met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the molestation of a teenage girl in the city July 9. She also met the girl at her residence here.
Sharma urged Gogoi to provide all required help to the girl in terms of security and medical care.
She also suggested setting up a special fast track court to hold trial in the case.
Expressing concerns over security of women in the city, Sharma asked Gogoi to increase police patrolling on the streets, particularly during the night to stop recurrence of similar incidents.
A total of 12 people have so far been arrested in connection with the incident, while search is on for the prime accused, Amarjyoti Kalita.
"We have seized the passport of Kalita so that he cannot flee the county. We are also recording the statements of all the arrested persons," said Additional Superintendent of Police (Operation) Ranjan Bhuyan.
He is also leading the special police team formed to investigate into the incident.
The Assam government had also asked the CID to supervise the investigation.
Besides, a one-man inquiry commission, headed by Additional Chief Secretary Emily Choudhury, has been formed to investigate the incident.
The Assam government, who had already taken a serious note of the incident, had also asked the Tata Institute of Social Science to carry out a research on the various socio-economic reasons for increase of crime against women in the state.
A group of men had publicly molested and stripped the girl outside a pub in this main city of Assam. The incident created a nationwide furore after a video clip of the crime was telecast on a TV channel and the visuals also went viral on the internet.