AASU leader killed in mob attack in Assam’s Jorhat town, 10 held

In a shocking incident, a leader of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) was killed in a mob attack following an alleged road accident in Assam’s Jorhat town on November 29.

Two others, including a journalist, were also injured in the mob attack.

The incident took place at Nirmal Chariali area of Jorhat town at around 1:15 pm.

The deceased youth was identified as Animesh Bhuyan and he was the education secretary of Brahmaputra Anchalik Committee under Golaghat district AASU.

The incident reportedly took place after an elder person injured in a road accident.

A leader of Jorhat district AASU said that, when Animesh and two others tried to save the injured person, at least 50 people who gathered in the area had attacked them.

“The mob brutally attacked them in front of police personnel,” the AASU leader said.

Later, police rushed the injured to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital in critical condition, but the doctors declared the AASU leader brought dead.

Brother of the deceased youth said that, Animesh Bhuyan along with two others had visited Jorhat town for some personal works.

Meanwhile, Jorhat district police arrested 10 people in connection with the incident.

The arrested persons were identified as Bitupon Das, Bikram Das, Subhas Das, Abinash Bora, Deba Das and Mohan Das.

“Reference Jorhat incident – Till now ten persons have been arrested by @Jorhat_Police. The investigation shall be monitored at the highest level including @AssamCid, @assampolice, @mygovassam, @CMOfficeAssam,” tweeted Assam Police special DGP (L&O) GP Singh.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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