ITANAGAR: Following the assurance by the police to arrest the culprit involved in the physical assault of All Leporiang Youth Association (ALYA) president Nabam Gunia, the villagers mostly youths, lifted the road blockade on National Highway at Riak village under Leporiang circle on Friday.
Vexed with the act of physical assault on the youth president, the villagers along with the youths of Leporiang circle had blocked the national highway which connects Pakke Kessang and East Kameng district.
Speaking to The Sentinel, a resident of Leporiang - Nabam Tagar informed that a group of around 30 people from East Kameng district had entered the Riak village at around 2 pm in the night and physically assaulted the youth president on Thursday.
"The road blockade is cleared now but we demand immediate arrest of the entire people involved in the assault within 24 hours," Tagar said, adding that the organization has also submitted a memorandum demanding the same to the ADC, Sagalee.
Meanwhile, Papumpare district Deputy SP (Rural) Bomken Basar informed that a case has been registered at the Sagalee Police Station regarding the incident.
Seppa SP said that commuters may travel as the road blocked gets cleared.
"The villagers are demanding the arrest of the culprit involved in the physical assault of the youth leader who is presently admitted at TRIHMS hospital, Naharlagun," he said, hoping that the case gets solved at the earliest.