- Cured drug addict awarded for Jan Bhagidari, what about killer addict?
Why not fast track courts?
Chief Secretary Satya Gopal being the executive head along with DGP S B K Singh have to give a serious through to rising drug menace and initiate fast track courts to deal with drug related cases. Fast disposal of drug cases will send a louder message to the society that drug criminals will be punished fast by law enforcing agencies. Or else it would prove right the Biblical quote: Left hand does not know what the right hand is doing!
By Pradeep Kumar
ITANAGAR, July 13: The heart rendering story of burying of a five-year-old kid alive in a pit on July 8, whose picture became viral, left the civil society shell shocked by brining to limelight the monstrous attitude and acts of young drug addicts.
The accused Kenbom Dirchi, 23, a class-XI drop out, was uncle of the kid whom he had killed, Basar police station OC inspector Tokan Dubi, also IO of the case, told this daily over telephone on Saturday. He gave the gory description of the crime and the criminal, which “I have never seen in my 13-year careers”. This may be first such case in Arunachal Pradesh crime history.
“Investigation was launched for the blind case on receipt of a phone call about missing of the child on July 8 after registering case (No 18/2019) u/s 363, 364 and 302 IPC. As the child was seen last time on bicycle of Dirchi, he was picked up on July 9, but he never admitted anything. But, after thorough interrogation, he admitted to the crime on July 10 that he had taken him on his bicycle to the spot an island between two river channels behind the village. The first river is a smaller, so they crossed it when he forced the child go insides the pit which he had dug earlier. As the child refused, he tied his leg and hands with the help of thread of his jacket and threw him into the river first before putting him inside the pit. As the child cried, he forced sand into his mouth and buried him alive, Dubi said, adding tears rolled down his checks when he reached the spot, taken by the accused, to recover the mortal remains.
Dirchi, who had removed the signs of his bicycle tyres and joined the villagers in searching the kid, has previous records of attempt to kill children. He had tried to strangulate a labourer’s daughter to death unsuccessfully a few days ago and had attempted to kill his grandmother too while his mobile had video of killing process, Dubi said, adding that his drug addiction has no relation with killing instinct. There are many known drug addicts who never behave in such a manner, he reasoned.
Five-year-old Lijo Gara on return from school was made to sleep by his uncle as his mother was away in the field. As he did not sleep, the uncle tried to switch on the TV but in vain. The kid went out to play games when his uncle slept away. And while playing, he was spotted by his uncle Dirchi, the OC disclosed.
Highlighting the tell-all story, victim’s aunty M. B. Kamdak lauded inspector Dubi for his guts to bring the truth out. Otherwise this madman would have found another prey very soon.
“The tree under which the child was buried under can be seen from the house. As much as I am pained by his sudden demise, more so the way it was done. There is so much angst and confusion about how did it come to this. A single person can’t be blamed for such brutality. Drug is a menace to the society. Yes, we all know it. But how do we act on it? Nothing? Druggies are allowed to live in our society all proud and free. I blame the parents totally. Drug addicts and drunkards have the best shields in the world – parents, who come to rescue baccha kuch bhi kare. Okay it’s understandable, your love for your child. Then at least lock him or her in your own home so they don’t destroy others.
“Now, my people ask me – abhi kya hoga? Please don’t let him go free. Let him rot in the jail. Let him get capital punishment. I don’t know what to say. I know the system. Police personnel will do their job and file chargesheet. The case will go to the court. Wait and wait and wait till he gets bail?” Kamdak rues.
She is right in her opinion as India’s longest running court case is: “KOLKATA: The wheels of Indian justice grind slowly, but there are times when they don’t move at all – as has happened with the record-breaking case of an erstwhile Bengali royal family’s property. The matter, which is now in the Calcutta HC, has been pending for 175 years, making it perhaps the country’s longest-running case. The property belonged to Raja Rajkrishna Deb, a 17th Century landlord of Bengal’s Shovabazar royal family. Now, the Raja’s descendents – some 200 of them – are demanding it. The problems began when Deb died in 1823, bequeathing his estate to his 7 surviving sons. But the sons started selling off property to fund their luxurious lifestyles. The matter first came to court in 1833, when an executor of Deb’s will lodged a case to try to stop the sale. After 22 years’ pondering, the judges appointed a British lawyer to oversee the property and the case dragged on. (175 years later, W/Bengal case goes on and on, ToI, 09-11-08). Of course, it is 186-year-old case now.
This reminds Noida serial murders in businessman Moninder Singh Pandher’s house involving his domestic servant Surinder Koli in Nithari in 2005 and 2006 had left India in shock. A special sessions court in Ghaziabad on 12.02.09, found both accused – Pandher and Koli – guilty of 08.02.05 murder of Rimpa Haldar, 14. This verdict had left CBI red faced which had given a clean chit to Pandher in all its chargesheets. Both the accused were given death sentence on 13.02.09 as the case was classified as “rarest of rare”. The Supreme Court on 07.09.14 had converted Koli’s death sentence to life sentence.
Payal was the only adult victim in the serial murders as young girls were majority of victims. After post-mortem Noida Govt Hospital doctors had revealed that there was a “butcher-like precision” in chopping the bodies. However, the AIIMS had given a gory revelation on 06.02.07 that there were total 19 skulls; 16 complete and 3 damaged. The bodies had been cut into three pieces before being disposed of by the servant.
While experts have yet to discover a definitive guide for detecting serial killers, who reflect some early warning signs, like a rough childhood and a troubled family history both have similarities between convicted ones, says expert Patrick Harbron. Surprisingly, serial killers tend to be smart, according to expert Edward Kemper.
Psychopaths tend to be loners, so if a child who was once gregarious and outgoing becomes shy and antisocial, this could be an issue; love for arson; torturing animals; troubled family history like with criminal or psychiatric histories or alcoholism; childhood abuse; addition to drugs or alcohol; voyeurism or peeping tom behavior; inability to stick to a job due to their off-hours activities; to name a few.
Killer Instinct, according to common sense, is “Developing a tendency with natural inclination to be ruthless while killing with extreme cruelty but successfully without worrying about others”, but leading forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant, first state director of Forensic Psychiatry in Queensland, with 40-year experience, says: Killer Instinct includes previously published details of offenders’ mental state, police material and media reports on ten complex murder cases. If we are to gain a better understanding of the risk factors that lead to murder, and prevent more murders, we need to be informed by expert analysis. He is credited with writing Killer Instinct: Having a Mind for Murder, which focuses on understanding what motivates those who murder.
However, Chief Minister Pema Khandu, DyCM Chowna Mein, chief secretary Satya Gopal and other top bureaucrats awarded three top winners of Jan Bhagidari, an innovative initiative of the GoAP to make civil society partners of state building, including drug de-addicted Kendey Bagra of Aalo for suggestions to tackle rising drug menace as second prize winner. Therefore urgent steps should be taken to punish such killers, who are turning to be bane for the society.
Moreover, DGP S B K Singh on being apprised by this editor on13.10.18 of cultivation, sale and consumption of drugs ruling the roost in Namsai, Lohit, Anjaw, Lower Dibang Valley, Tirap, Changlang, Longding, Upper and West Siang districts, taking especially younger generation to its grab for which Singpho community had lost one generation had instantly issued directive to respective SPs to nominate one inspector as nodal officer to serve as eyes and ears of the civil society to deal with the dreaded trade, hopefully to join the “Say yes to Life, no to Drug” mission.