Please provide Justice for Pritam and Punishment for Criminals.
  • Petitioned Manmohan Singh

This petition was delivered to:

Prime MInister of India
Manmohan Singh
President of India
Pranab Mukherjee
Chief Justice of India
S H Kapadia
Home Minister of India
Sushil Kumar Shinde
Railway Minister of India
Mukul Roy
Governor of Bihar
Devanand Konwar
Chief Minister of Bihar
Nitish Kumar
Chief Minister of Assam
Tarun Gogoi
Director General of Police, Bihar
Director General of Police, Assam
J N Choudhury

Please provide Justice for Pritam and Punishment for Criminals.

    1. Saumya Purkayastha
    2. Petition by

      Saumya Purkayastha

      Bangalore, India

Pritam was a brilliant student who wanted to do something for his nation. He was very studious, a M.Sc in Physics and was researching into complex theories in Physics relating to Atomic Physics, Astro Physics, God Particle and so much more. He was going to Delhi to pursue his Phd in Delhi University under the guidance of a professor who had invited him to have a discussion.

  But he could never finish his journey and his wishes could never be fulfilled. He was being killed, for nothing! His only mistake was perhaps that he boarded the Delhi bound Avadh Assam Express which passes through the most dangerous criminal prone areas of Bihar. When he bought his ticket for the train he never thought that he was buying his death.

  Pritam was being harassed by the goons who boarded the train somewhere in Bihar. He was not the only one to be harassed but one of the several people who were being troubled by those goons. Later they snatched his bag when he tried to protest and follow them with reasonable caution. He complained to the authorities (GRP and TTE) but they did not show any interest to help him. In the meantime he had missed the train which stops only for 2 minutes. Although he did not have any intention of pursueing this any further at that moment, the goons had threatened him of dire consequences because he complained to the police and 2 of them were waiting in the station. Post that, they kidnapped him, tortured him for 5 long days and then killed him. His dead body was found in a mutiliated condition with multiple marks of torture, his throat slit into two parts. As his body was being thrown in the tracks, further damage to the body happened.

  All throughout the police had been silent spectators and could not do anything. His relatives had reached Naugachia in the second day of his disappearance but the police could not track him down, although they could have done a lot. It seems like either they are incapable of performing their duties or are unwilling to do so due to certain other obvious considerations.

  Pritam's parents who lost their only child are under complete shock and are not able to recover yet. Pritam did not deserve to die like this. This incident was very tragic and should not happen with anyone else. All his relatives are deeply aggrieved by this incident. But they are determined to take forward this fight against the govt. and inefficient Bihar Police and GRP.

  In Bihar, the crime in railways is very grave and serious and most of the times it is not being accounted for. In this case, Pritam had made a call to his parents before the incident took place and narrated the whole incident and hence we are aware of it. In Naugachia itself, 5 people were being killed in a short period of 20 days before the murder of Pritam and this still continues.

  The police still remains clueless. There has been numerous protests across the country, thousands of people have come out in the streets. Yet, the Bihar Govt. is not able to find the criminals.

  We strongly believe that the Bihar Police will not be able to nab the criminals and hence demand a time bound CBI Enquiry by specialist officers. We also want inquiry into the role of the authorities in the case.

  Our other demands are installation of CCTV cameras in all crime prone railway stations in Bihar as well as the trains passing through them. Alarms should be installed in trains with adequate security personnel ready to attend to the passenger's complaints, an immediate help line number and registration of FIRs in the train.

  Please help us in this campaign of getting Justice for Pritam and making railways safer for you so that you do not have to lose a Pritam from amongst your friends and family. Help us by signing this petition. For further information please join our facebook page -

Recent signatures


    1. Still awaiting justice.

      Saumya Purkayastha
      Petition Organizer

      The case is up in the court for hearing. We are waiting for the law to take its course. But how long is the question. We will fight till justice is delivered.

    2. NHRC files another Suit demanding Justice for Pritam.

      Saumya Purkayastha
      Petition Organizer

      The NHRC has taken cognizance of the failure of the police to nab the criminals after more than 2 months from the brutal killing of Pritam. They have filed a suit and demanded a quick action by the police on the case. The family members of Pritam, The Silchar Lawyer's Bar Association and several others have sent petitions to the NHRC earlier.

    3. Assam CM, bureaucrats write to Bihar CM for CBI enquiry.

      Saumya Purkayastha
      Petition Organizer

      The Assam CM and bureaucrats write to the Bihar CM to hand over the case to the CBI but he does not agree saying that the police is competent enough to nab the criminals. If the police is competent, why could they not find any clue to the actual criminals even after one and half months? Our demand for a CBI enquiry will go on till it is granted.

    4. Reached 6,000 signatures
    5. Personally submitting the Petition to the Home Minister and Prime Minister.

      Saumya Purkayastha
      Petition Organizer

      We will personally submit the petition to the Home Minister, Prime Minister and others in the coming week. We have however sent the petition through e-mail to the people whom we have petitioned. We want to meet each of them in person and hand over the petition along with the signature of the 5000+ signatures so that they take a step to order the CBI probe in this case.

    6. Reached 5,000 signatures
    7. Arrests on the basis of suspection. No information provided to the family.

      Saumya Purkayastha
      Petition Organizer

      The police is making arrests on the basis of suspect but is not making enough efforts to scientifically corroborate evidence against them. They are not able to recover Pritam's last belongings from the murderers yet. We will demand for CBI enquiry until the police is able to find strong corroborative evidence against the accused.

    8. Reached 4,000 signatures
    9. CBI enquiry still not ordered and the police still does not have a clue.

      Saumya Purkayastha
      Petition Organizer

      The police either does not want to investigate seriously due to their involvement in the crime or is not able to do so due to other reasons. Our demand of CBI probe is still not accepted. Let keep up the momentum and keep fighting. We hope that we shall overcome some day.

    10. Reached 3,000 signatures
    11. A few officers suspended, a few bluff arrests.

      Saumya Purkayastha
      Petition Organizer

      2 officers were suspended due to dereliction of duty. A couple of fake arrests were choreographed by the police and the suspects were released again just to silence the media. We stay resolute to fight against the Govt. of Bihar and get the culprits arrested. We got to know that another boy was killed in the same way in Naugachia. We demand Justice for Pritam and punishment for the serial killer/ killers at Naugachia.

    12. Reached 2,000 signatures
    13. We have become more resolute.

      Saumya Purkayastha
      Petition Organizer

      The govt. is giving a deaf ear to us, but we are becoming more resolute. We will not stop till our demands are being met.

    14. Reached 1,000 signatures
    15. No results by the Bihar Govt. and Bihar Police.

      Saumya Purkayastha
      Petition Organizer

      It has been more than 2 weeks now and the Bihar administration has not shown any progress. Please share this with more and more people. We need 10,000 signatures before 15th of August.


    Reasons for signing

    • Rupak Das INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      for justice

      • over 1 year ago

      bcos its about freedom to roam in our country

    • Joy Sarkar INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Criminals are still out without any fear, which will result in more crime, as criminals either get away with minimal or no punishment.

    • Salwa Kazi INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a human being, it is my duty to do my best..even if it is so little. I hope he gets his justice.

    • Kanishk Sinha CALCUTTA, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      If police is not registering FIR and not recieving the written complaints then there is a specific provision under section 156 (3) Cr.P.C.under which a magistrate of local jurisdiction of the complainant/or where the incident have been occurred can direct the police to immediately register the FIR after which if no proceedings have done then the petitioner/complainant can invoke a writ petition under article 226 of the constitution of india whereunder the Hon'ble High Court can direct the police to immediately inqure the case as done in (LIPIKA DAS SINHA & ANR.VERSUS THE STATE OF WEST BENGAL) in WP No.4114 (w) of 2011 wherein Hon'ble Justice Jayanta Kumar Biswas directed the police to inqure the case of the petitioner within 48 hours from the moment of communication of the order.Hence it is advised to immediately contact any good criminal lawyer to do all the necessary legal formalities.


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