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Case filed against Cong MLA, four others

Tezpur, Nov. 30: Tezpur police this evening registered a case against Congress MLA Enamul Haque Laskar and some others for allegedly abetting the November 26 suicide of Mothur Chandra Nath.

The case was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by Prasanta Kumar Nath, the son of the deceased.

Prasanta lodged the complaint at the Kacharigaon police outpost under Tezpur police station in Sonitpur district around 5pm today but the case (1651/12) was registered at the Tezpur sadar police station a couple of hours later under Sections 306 (compelled to commit suicide), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intent) of the IPC, police sources said.

Prasanta lodged the complaint based on the 20-page suicide note left behind by his father, an irrigation department accountant, who had blamed Haque and some contractors of the department for having allegedly driven him to take the extreme step.

Prasanta named five persons in his complaint — Haque and contractors Pratul Bhagabati, Trailokya Mohan Kalita, Dhiren Deka (from Guwahati) and Dilip Das (from Barpeta).

Nath had said in his suicide note that he was under pressure from the contractors who had funded Haque’s Assembly election campaign from Sanai constituency in Cachar district in 2011.

The contractors had allegedly funded the campaign through Nath in expectation of future contracts, given Haque’s reach in the administration. However, when they did not get any contract, they started pressuring Nath to return the money, which eventually forced him to take his own life, the note said.

The deceased was living with his wife and two sons in a rented house in Tezpur’s Mazgaon Saikia Chuburi area.


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