KOKRAJHAR, June 4: The All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU), Assam Gorkha Sammelan and Nepali Sahitya Sabha Kokrajhar district committee jointly organized a three-hour sit-in in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kokrajhar on Saturday. They jointly demanded immediate arrest of the actual culprit behind the killing of lNarayan Baral, an employee of the excise department, and sufficient compensation for the family of Narayan Baral from the Government of Assam and as well as BTC administration. Thousands of AAGSU activists and locals with placards and festoons, shouted slogans and participated in the protest. A memorandum was submitted to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through the Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner office on the demands.
Talking to reporters, Raju Chetry, president of the Kokrajhar district committee AAGSU, said that they demanded arrest of the main killers of Narayan Baral and Rs 20 lakh compensation for the victim’s family as well as government job for Baral’s family members. He said that the Gorkhas had been living peacefully in Kokrajhar district as well as throughout Assam since time immemorial but is was a matter of great regret that the Gorkha people had been brutally killed by unidentified miscreants time and again since the 1980s. No development took place in any of these cases nor was any culprit arrested.
Chetry said that Narayan Baral was brutally killed on May 2, 2018 at 7 no. Ride near Ultapani FV while he was returning from NRC duty at Magurmari near Kokrajhar town. He is survived by two children and his wife. Narayan Baral was the son of Tikaram Baral who was also killed by unidentified miscreants way back in 2003. Narayan Baral was serving as sub-inspector in the excise department and was supposed to take over the charge of inspector very soon. He also said that the role of the local police personnel was under the scanner as the circumstances and situation of the killing had made them suspicious about the role of Bishmuri police outpost’s I/C Bhaskarjyoti Nath and the AAGSU demanded that Bishmuri police outpost IC Bhaskarjyoti Nath should be brought under investigation.