Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court has granted bail to the Vice-Chancellor of Don Bosco University Stephen Mavely in connection with the abetment of the suicide of actor George Bordoloi.
Patrick Bordoloi, the son of George Bordoloi, had filed an FIR against Stephen Mavely after the death of his father after which Mavely was arrested on May 24 under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code.
George was considered to be one of the pioneers of resort tourism in Assam and he had committed suicide on May 23 and left behind a suicide note with Mavely's name written on it.
The learned Senior Counsel submits that the petitioner, who is aged about 72 years, is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University, whose campus is located at Sonapur, the bail order stated.
"The connected FIR which is dated 23.05.2022 is lodged by one Patrick Bordoloi, son of the deceased, alleging that his father had committed suicide within the Campus of the Eco Camp at Sonapur and he suspects the involvement of the present petitioner", the order added.
"The FIR goes on to narrate that the present petitioner on earlier occasions used to torment the deceased mentally by levelling false and fabricated charges of trespass, intrusions and damaging their crops and plantations", read the order.
The court went on to say that the FIR also mentioned a court case wherein, the deceased had apparently received a summons for which he was going through mental torture. The allegation accuses Mavely of forcing George to end his life.
The court further stated that Bordoloi happened to be a Social Worker and a nature lover and the construction work done by the present petitioner within the University Campus had resulted in the blocking of the elephant corridor which in turn led to the destruction of the crops by the elephant in the village.