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Violent Protests During Eviction Drive, Photographer Seen Brutally Attacking Protestor

A protestor was seen chasing the photographer, while, a team of police personnel stopped the protestor and took him down on the ground.

Violent Protests During Eviction Drive, Photographer Seen Brutally Attacking Protestor

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: A photographer was found attacking a protestor who came to attack police personnel during an eviction drive in Assam's Dholpur village under Sipajhar revenue circle.

Soon after the incident took place, the video of the photographer has gone viral on social media which brought criticism against the state government.

When the clash broke out between police and locals, police had to resort to firing and charged lathi to disperse the mob.

In the video, a protestor was seen attacking the police personnel but however when the police personnel thrashed him, the photographer rushed to the protestor and attacked him brutally.

Later on, the photographer was stopped by police personnel, however, he returned to attack the severely wounded protestor once again.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced a judicial enquiry in the Gorukhuti incident on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Assam police have also launched a manhunt to apprehend the photographer who was seen jumping on the dead body of a protestor, who was shot down by the police.

In the video, the 'photographer' reportedly identified as Bijoy Sankar Baniya was also seen throwing hard punches on the protestor.

Meanwhile, it was reported that two local people reportedly died and 12 police personnel were also injured after a clash between police and locals took place at Gorukhuti village in Sipajhar Revenue circle under Darrang district followed by an eviction driver which was carried out by the Assam government. The incident took place on Thursday. According to details, the villagers of Dholpur area no 3 held a protest against the police personnel who came for the eviction and pelted stones at them.

Protestors attacked police with blunt weapons following which police had to retaliate bursting tear gas and rubber bullets and also shoot live rounds to disperse the mob. Reports said that one Saddam Hussain and Sheikh Farid reportedly died and several others were severely injured during the firing incident. Sources informed that as many as 12 police personnel were also injured in the clash.

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