Assam: APDCL Worker Attacked, Cash and Phones Stolen in Goalpara
Shocking attack on Assam Power workers in Goalpara, cash and phones looted, four injured.
GUWAHATI: In a startling incident that sent shockwaves through Assam's Goalpara district, a gang of troublemakers launched a vicious attack on four employees of the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), leaving them injured and looting their cash and mobile phones during a harrowing night on Tuesday.
According to credible sources, this disturbing event unfolded within the jurisdiction of Simlitola Police Station. The malefactors intercepted the official vehicle carrying the APDCL workers and forcibly relieved them of Rs. 51,000 in cash along with two mobile phones.
The victims of this brazen attack have been identified as Lutfar Rahman, Jahedul Islam, Jahanur Alam, and Rabiul Hussain, all dedicated employees of APDCL.
The Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of Dhupdhara Power Electrical Sub-Division revealed that the power department's personnel had just completed essential power restoration work that had been disrupted during the night. They were en route back to their office when a group of young assailants halted their departmental vehicle and subjected them to a brutal assault in the Simlitola area. The attackers allegedly accused the workers of planning robberies, leading to the horrifying ordeal.
In response to this alarming incident, both the power department and the victims promptly lodged formal complaints at the Simlitola Police Station. As a result, law enforcement authorities have managed to identify four of the culprits responsible for this heinous act. The miscreants have been named as Rafiqul Khan, Jaydev Das, Mridul Medhi, and Amitabh Medhi.
Senior officials from APDCL have vehemently demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of all individuals involved in the assault and robbery. The incident has triggered widespread concern in the region, raising significant safety apprehensions among the local populace.
This shocking attack on essential service workers highlights the need for heightened security measures and increased vigilance to safeguard the individuals dedicated to maintaining critical infrastructure. It serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by those tasked with ensuring the uninterrupted supply of essential services to communities, even as they risk their safety in the line of duty.
As the investigation unfolds, residents of Goalpara and concerned citizens await justice for the injured APDCL workers and hope for the swift capture and punishment of those responsible for this reprehensible act.