Tangla: The suicide of yet another genuine Hindu Bengali citizen after being served with D-voter notice from Foreigners Tribunal (FT) in Udalguri has raised many eyebrows as to the working of the entire Government machinery – especially when it comes to tracking D-voters.
According to reports, a person identified as Dipak Debnath(49) an inhabitant of Ulubari (Ghagra) village under Harisinga Police Station in Udalguri district committed suicide by hanging self in the wee hours on Sunday who had been running from pillar to post to prove his citizenship and was under acute mental trauma after being served with D-voter notice even after his name being listed in final draft NRC as well as in 1971 electoral rolls.
Reportedly, the incident had invited the wrath of locals who gathered in large number following the incident and raised slogans against the state and central government.
Adviser of the All BTC Bengali Youth Students Federation(AABYSF), Shyamal Sarkar alleged that the NRC updation process and D-voter notice has been a nightmare for many genuine citizens of the state.
Sarkar also mentioned that the show cause notice of D-voter issued by Foreigners Tribunal is delivered by the Border police after a period of 3-4 months so that an ex-parte judgement could be delivered declaring the person to be a foreigner.
He further alleged that the state government has adopted political conspiracy against the Bengali Hindus even the pro-talk ULFA leaders are being roped as a part of the strategy.
He also threatened of launching massive protest rallies against the government if the genuine Bengali Hindus and Muslims are arbitrarily subjected to undue harassment in the suspicion of being foreigners.
Also, President of All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation (AABYSF), Kamal Chowdhury terming the incident an unfortunate one, lamented the fact that the Bengali Hindus are allegedly subjected to harassment by the government machineries. He demanded compensation of Rs 10 lakhs or government job to the next kin of the victim.
Meanwhile, the police officials of Udalguri are tight lipped to state whether the suicide of Dipak Debnath is linked with D-voter issue or not.
Speaking to media, Udalguri Superintendent of Police, Rajveer Singh said that as no suicide note was found police is looking through all the angles in the case. We are investigating the matter and it is too early to rule out anything.