TT Epaper
The Telegraph
CIMA Gallary

Situation normal in Sivasagar

Sivasagar, Sept. 4: The situation at Mathurapur in Sivasagar district has returned to normal a day after hundreds of tea garden workers pelted stones on security personnel outside the local police station and tried to barge into it.

Security was later beefed up in the area.

The police also shifted Dhruba Jyoti Konwar, a mentally challenged man who allegedly tried to abduct a child from the labour lines in Mathurapur tea estate, to Sonari police station as a precautionary measure.

Police sources said they were investigating the matter.

“No arrest has been made (for the violence) as it might infuriate the workers further,” a police source said.

The sources said one of the scribes, who were injured in yesterday’s incident, has been shifted to Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, for treatment. The injured were released from the hospital after treatment.

At least 12 security personnel, including the sub-divisional police officer of Charaideo subdivision, and two journalists were injured when angry workers resorted to violence after the police refused to hand over the mentally challenged person to them.

The police detained Konwar after the workers alleged that he had tried to abduct a two-year-old child from the tea estate.

Ten workers were also injured when the police resorted to lathicharge to control the mob.

 More stories in Northeast

  • Kurmi to give statement to cops
  • Dhubri urges Himanta to resuscitate hospital
  • UNHRC asked to take up NE kids' cause
  • KHNAM takes on Cong over permit
  • Hungry river eats away hopes and aspirations
  • Jorhat college to revisit history
  • Call for study of hydel projects
  • 529 young soldiers attested
  • Situation normal in Sivasagar
  • Land panel report accepted
  • Dhubri boy killed brutally
  • Solemn outlook on Teachers' Day
  • Stadium fails city again
  • UNC lifts ban on central schemes
  • Poachers kill another rhino
  • Chaliha, Gogoi spar over cop
  • Green Valley derail Railmen