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Land grabbers on the prowl, injure Mrs India and her kin

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 17: Intertiol shuttler and

Mrs India, 2017 Kristi Das received injuries on her head and hands purportedly from a gang of land grabbers on Monday on GS Road, Guwahati. The shuttler’s father and uncle also sustained injuries in the fracas.

According to Kristi, her father Parimal Das, former deputy chairman of GMDA, has a plot of land measuring over one bigha near Mizoram House on GS Road in the city. “The plot has some houses that have been given on rent. At 4 pm on Monday, I received a telephone call from one of our tents that a group around 35 land mafiosi beat them up severely and drove them away. I made no delay to inform Bhangagarh police of the incident, and requested them to rush to the spot. I also let the police know that I was rushing to the plot of land,” Krishti said, and added: “I found around 35 youths there. When I asked them as to why they beat up our tents in the plot, one of them pushed me away and said that it was their plot. When I was about to ring the police, one of them stched my hand set and gave it to one of his colleagues. At that time someone from among them hit me on the head with an iron rot from behind. I have had three stitches on the head and five in right hand, besides getting my left hand fractured.”

Kristi continued: “Soon my father and uncle reached the spot. There were also beaten up by the goons. While my father sustained injuries in his left hand, my uncle suffered bleeding from one of his ears. Despite my request, the police failed to turn up at the spot. We made no delay to lodge an FIR at Bhagagarh police station that registered a case (206/17). However, none of the goons has been arrested so far. I even requested the police to recover my handset that has my persol information, but to no avail.”

When contacted by this reporter, Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra th said: “The police are investigating the incident. Efforts are on to round up the youths involved in the incident as soon as possible and punish them.”

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