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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.