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Murder case

Dhemaji, Nov. 30: Lakhimpur district administration today conducted a public hearing into the case of a housewife who died of blunt trauma to her head in Boginadi area of the district.

Circle officer Dhruba Jyoti Hazarika conducted the hearing and recorded the statements of the deceasedís husband and other family members, 85 auto-rickshaw drivers, people who took the woman to the hospital for treatment and the person whom the police arrested in connection with the death.

According to family members of the victim, she left her home around 1pm in an auto-rickshaw to fetch her daughter last Thursday but was found unconscious after half an hour with multiple injuries.

The victimís family has not blamed anyone but wants the culprits to be arrested at the earliest.

She was first rushed to Lakhimpur civil hospital and then to GNRC Hospital where she died last Sunday.

The incident came to light only when there was a protest on Monday, seeking justice for the victim.

The next hearing of the case will be held on Monday.