From a correspondent
TINSUKIA, Nov 3: In an apparent case of land dispute, one person was hacked to death and several houses were set ablaze in the remote Assam-Aruchal border in msai district on Thursday night.
The intensity of the incident made senior civil and police officials to inspect the area as tension still prevailed in the adjoining villages. Organisations like the Moran Students’ Union are also trying to find a way for reconciliation between the opposing sides. The gruesome incident took place in Nutan Gaon under Tengapani area about 20 km from msai and close to Sadiya in Assam.
According to reports, four families, who had settled in Nutan Gaon for several years, were allegedly threatened by the villagers of neighbouring Borbil, asking them to move elsewhere. And when the families did not obey, a team led by Gaonburrah Duhin Gogoi armed with sharp weapons attacked the families of Prasanta Borah, Diganta Borah, Dwipen Borah and Pilik Borah. The family members somehow maged to escape unhurt, but the miscreants torched their houses. In the melee, however, one miscreant identified as Surajit Gogoi was hacked to death and another Mukut Sonowal sustained blunt injuries and is currently being treated at msai hospital.
Informing reporters, Anil Dahutia, representative of Moran Students’ Union said: “Though adequate security personnel have been deployed by msai district administration, we demand immediate arrest of all the miscreants. Moreover, Duhin Gogoi should forfeit his gaonburrah portfolio for his role in the incident. Besides, proper compensation and security should be provided to those four families. The organisation also urged upon the villagers to live with peace and harmony.”