Cops attack by mob in Assam

12 cops injured by a mob while they trying to save four people.

  • 12th Oct 2019

Assam: 12 cops were injured when they were attacked by an irate mob as they trying to save four people from lynching at Nitainagar village in Hailakandi district of South Assam on Friday night, police sources said.

Hailakandi Sadar police headquarters Officer in-control (OC) Hemanta Kumar Das and second official Ashoke Chakraborty of the police headquarters, OC Borat Chandra Kar of Algapur police headquarters and two jawans of the CRPF were injured when they went to save four people who were being attacked by the mob furnished with sticks in Nitainagar town, around 13 km from Hailakandi town, they said.

Locale Additional Superintendent of Police Barun Purkayastha said a gathering of nine individuals, including police constable Jamil Hussain, went to Laskarbazar week after week dairy cattle market of Nitainagar.

Nearby people speculating them to be kid lifters gheraoed and assaulted the nine people, the ASP said.

Expressing that disarray wins in regards to their motivation of visit, Purkayastha said the irate mob also set burning the vehicle in which the nine people had gone to the village.

A group of police from Hailakandi Sadar police headquarters, alongside CRPF jawans, raced to the spot and attempted to spare the nine people, yet the incensed horde additionally assaulted the police group incurring wounds on OC Das and other police faculty, he said.

Purkayastha said Das' condition was serious and was sent to Silchar Medical College Hospital in neighboring Cachar district.

A few local people additionally supported minor wounds when they went to spare the cops from the horde assault, the ASP included.

The circumstance was, be that as it may, constrained by extra police powers, he said.

 Hailakandi Superintendent of Police Pabindra Kumar Nath said the incident was being researched.

In the meantime, locale Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli has bid people resist the urge to panic saying, "We guarantee you that the organization and police will stay alert."

"It is emphasized that there is no report on missing people or hijacking cases documented in police headquarters of the area. Dread psychosis is being based on unwarranted bits of gossip. The matter is under scrutiny. Solicitation everybody to resist the urge to panic," the DC said.

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