Five days have passed since a woman was brutally attacked and dumped on the roadside in Lakhimpur who succumbed injuries at the GMCH. But police have yet to arrest the perpetrators which runs into a hail of protest accross the state. Thousands of people have been staging dharna in Lakhimpur demanding immediate arrest of the culprits. The protestors made it clear that they would remain calm only after the examplary punishment of the perpetrators. The incident took place in Boginadi when the mother of 8 year old child was brutally attacked after she got into a tempo on her way to take her child back from school. Hours after, she was dumped on the roadside. On Saturday she was rushed to the GMCH where succumbed to injury on Monday.
A rare species of tortoise has been saved after being found trying to cross over the Dhing-Nagaon connecting road adjacent to Batadrava police station on Thursday night.The approximate weight of the tortoise is 6 kg.It was collected by a man namly Rajib baruah on the road,luckyly there was no vehicle passing at that time. Rajib Baruah is officer in charge of Batadrava police station. The rescued tortoise later was released in fresh water of Akakhi ganga,the waterbody located inside the Batadrava than.
Following an assurance from Home Commissioner, Dispur, the Indigenous Village Chiefs’ Forum (IVCF) Indigenous Women Forum (IWF) and Indigenous Students’ Forum (ISF) under the banner of Indigenous People’s Forum (IPF) called off their indefinite N C Hills (Dima Hasao) bandh on Wednesday at 12.30pm, but the indefinite curfew continued till the filing of this report.
The Indigenous Village Chiefs’ Forum (IVCF) Indigenous Women Forum (IWF) and Indigenous Students’ Forum (ISF) under the banner of Indigenous People’s Forum (IPF) had called for the 48 hours N C Hills (Dima Hasao) bandh in protest against the signing of Memorandum of Settlement with DHD and the Governments, from 5 am of Thursday to 5 am of Saturday.
Following a group clash between Bandh supporters and DHD (J) on Friday last, during the bandh, the police was forced to open fire with rubber bullets to disperse the mob and there after the district magistrate Dima Hasao district imposed curfew for indefinite period. Then the 48 hours bandh was also extended for indefinite. On Monday, curfew was relaxed for four hours from 11 am to 3 pm and during the relaxation period, several incidents of violence like burning of mo-bike, destroying of auto, stone pelting on public and police were reported from Haflong and Harangajao. On Tuesday, curfew was not relaxed.
Talking to the media Hlima Keivoum, President, ISF disclosed that the Home Commissioner, Govt of Assam has invited them to attend a meeting at Dispur on Thursday at 12 noon for a talk on their demands and givances. They also regretted the sufferings of the people during their bandh and said they were compelled to.