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Cancer patient and son beaten up inside railway compartment in Hojai

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, March 22: A Jorhat-based aged man identified as Jagdish Dutta suffering from cancer and undergoing treatment at the B. Barooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati was accompanied by his son Dibo Ranjan Dutta on their return journey from Guwahati on March 20. They were allegedly beaten up a rogue identified as Sunil Chakraborty and his companions when the down Intercity Express halted at the Hojai Railway Station. Though two separate FIRs have been lodged by both the cancer patient and the TT, Hojai police is yet to take action.

Talking to The Sentinel, Dibo Ranjan Dutta said, “We had gone for treatment to Guwahati for my father’s cancer treatment and accordingly on March 20 we boarded the down Intercity Express on our return journey to Jorhat. We had reservation. The departure was at 8:15 pm but that day the train left at 8:35 pm and this rogue Sunil Chakraborty and his companions entered our compartment and asked permission to sit till Jagiroad where they would get down. We let them sit and on reaching Jagiroad they informed that they will travel up to Hojai and that mere reservation does not mean that we become the owners of the seats. Nevertheless the TT was called in and he forced the three out to the next compartment. But subsequently on reaching Hojai station at night and on a possible call from the rogue a group of more than 50 people forcibly entered our compartment and hit me and my ailing father.”

Dutta further added, “The assailants who were led by Sunil Chakraborty tried to pull both of us from the railway compartment to the station with an intention to kill us. The TT too was manhandled when he tried to interfere. And all this was happened in front of two on duty policemen but they did not take action. The other passengers in the compartment saved us. My father bled profusely. Cases of hooliganism and vandalism in Lumding, Hojai are often reported but still the NF Railway as well as the district administration has never taken it seriously and it seems they are helpless before these goondas who rule these areas.”

Meanwhile, Officer in Charge of the Lumding Police Station, A.K Singh told The Sentinel, “A Lumding P.S case number 7/215 has been registered U/S 341. 325 and 34 IPC and we are trying to b the culprits. The case as such has been registered only yesterday and it will take some time.”

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