Majuli: A group of angry protesters gheraoed Assam Power Minister Bimal Bora on Thursday when the minister was on his visit to the river island to review the situation after the tragic Assam boat incident took place on Wednesday.
The protestors were residents of Majuli and had welcomed the Power Minister by raising 'Go Back' slogans while trying to block his car.
The Assam government was also blamed for being one of the prime causes that led to the tragic Nimatighat incident on Wednesday.
One of the women protesters said, "The Assam government is fully responsible for this and it is a case of culpable homicide. It should be treated as a planned crime committed by the Assam government."
Further, she also questioned the government liability to operate the Ro-Pax which was launched in October last year in the Nimatighat-Kamalabari route of the Brahmaputra.
An action on grounds of the negligence of duties has been demanded against the Deputy Commissioner of Majuli by the protesters.
87 passengers of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday have been rescued while two still remains missing.
The body of one of the victims of the Assam boat accident was found by rescue workers. She is the first victim whose death has been registered. The deceased is identified as Parimita Das of Kahilipara, Guwahati. She was taken to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital as soon as her body was found but the doctors had declared her brought dead.