Haflong, May 3: Demanding exemplary action against officials of Dima Hasao Police for torturing and assaulting daily labourers, the people of Baronarainpur village of Harangajao under the leadership of All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU), blocked the Haflong – Silchar from 12 noon to 5 pm on Thursday. On Wednesday when the daily labourers were doing the jungle clearance work along the side of the Haflong-Silchar road near Dittakchera, a DSP of Dima Hasao Police allegedly physically assaulted one Sanjit Jidung who was badly injured and referred to Silchar for treatment. Following this, people of Harangajao along with the leaders of ADSU called a road blockade from 12 noon to 5 pm on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Uttam Langthasa, president of ADSU, Dima Hasao district committee, lodged a complaint before the Superintendent of Police of Dima Hasao, urging him to take necessary action against the police official who was involved in the assault. Additional SP Prasanta Dutta assured the people of taking action against the erring official.