TINSUKIA: The Assam Tea Tribes Students' Union (ATTSA) declared 12-hour Tinsukia district bandh after recovery of the mutilated body of a night guard belonging to Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co owned Betjan TE near Makum.
The protesters squatted on NH-37 in Makum with the body and did not allow police to carry the body for post-mortem. With the intervention of police and district administration, the protesters released the body at 4 pm though ATTSA activists in the entire tea garden belt, including Doomdooma, Talap and Margherita, blocked the roads leading to Tinsukia.
According to reports, Jeky Baigar alias Raju (25) of Line 6 along with four others- Abhinanda Borah (38) and Deokol Moran (27) both from Na-Motapung, Dipanjal Chetia and Mahananda Moran - were collectively engaged in night patrolling in the garden. The mutilated body of Jeky Baigar alias Raju was recovered from No. 18 Sector of Betjan TE on Tuesday morning. While Abhinanda and Deokol were picked by the police, the other two, Dipanjal and Mahananda, suspected to be the main culprits in the gruesome murder, were reportedly absconding.
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