From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Aug 17: The All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) today decried the attack on the Rajbongshis in the trains in South India by Muslims and demanded safety and security to the passengers in the trains.
The president of AKRSU Hitesh Barman in a press meet held at the union’s office at Dimalgaon in Kokrajhar said the killing of Sanjay Ray (35) of Dimalgaon, Kokrajhar in Palasha of Andra Pradesh by Muslims on August 14 was most unfortunate incident. The AKRSU demanded job for the victim’s family member of Ray in the railway department and compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to Sandip Barman and Khanin Ray of the same village who were attacked in the running Earnaculum Express at Palasha under Sitakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. One of the migrant labourers have returned to Kokrajhar with severe injuries in forehead and face while another Khanin Ray was rescued by GRP in Palasha station as he jumped down from the train.
Sanjay Ray, a villager of Dimalgaon went to Palasha in Andhra Pradesh along with other colleagues Dipak Ray and Kailash Ray to bring Khanin Ray but met with death in the attack of Muslims at Champak railway station on August 14 last. Dipak, Kailash and Khanin Ray have arrived Kokrajhar on Wednesday while the body of Sanjay is still in Champak railway station. Sources said the four persons boarded the train at Palasha station but after a while, Sanjay goes missing. His death was informed to his family members by GRP.
The president of the AKRSU today demanded proper inquiry into the violence in lower Assam and compensation of Rs 10 lakh to each of those killed. He demanded safety and security to the passengers in the trains. He also called upon all section of the people to come forward to restore peace and normalcy in the region.
On the other hand, thousands of Assam’s migrant labourers working in South Indian cities and students have returned to their respective districts fearing the attack of Muslims. Kokrajhar railway station has witnessed hundreds of returnees of migrant labourers daily. Kokrajhar district has large number of migrant labourers who are in Chennai, Bangalore, Kerala, Gujarat, Pune, Goa and Mumbai.