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The two main accused in the Dhemaji driver assault case in police custody on Wednesday
The two main accused in the Dhemaji driver assault case in police custody on Wednesday|EastMojo image
ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Attack on driver in Dhemaji: Just a road rage case, say Assam cops

A day after miscreants targeted a public vehicle in Dhemaji, 2 main accused arrested; police appeal to maintain peace & harmony, not to generalise it as regional issue

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The vehicle reportedly was honking continuously when the miscreants on a bike went on to speak with the driver, argued with him (driver) and then started manhandling him
The vehicle reportedly was honking continuously when the miscreants on a bike went on to speak with the driver, argued with him (driver) and then started manhandling him
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Itanagar: Two people have been arrested in connection with the assault on a driver of a public vehicle in Assam's Dhemaji district on Monday.

The development came after a suo motu case was registered by the Dhemaji police on Tuesday. “We insisted the driver to file a complaint against the perpetrators but he didn’t file any. So, following a few Facebook posts, we registered a case against the miscreants," Dhemaji SP Rakesh Reddy told EastMojo earlier on Tuesday.

"The two main accused seen in the video have been taken into custody," he added.

On Monday, a driver of a Tata Winger, bearing registration no AR-02-A-7277, was manhandled by some miscreants on NH-15 near Telijaan in Dhemaji. The vehicle was reportedly carrying passengers from neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh.

The vehicle reportedly was honking continuously when the miscreants on a bike went on to speak with the driver, argued with him (driver) and then started manhandling him. "One of the glasses in the back seat of the vehicle was also broken by the miscreants where some female passengers were sitting," the SP told EastMojo over phone on Tuesday.

On questioning about the reason behind the attack, Reddy said that the miscreants just took advantage of the situation, else honking on a national highway cannot be a concrete reason to manhandle a person.

Meanwhile, the police have appealed everyone to maintain peace and harmony and not to give it any regional or communal colour. "We appeal all that it was a case of road rage, please don't generalise it as a regional or communal issue. Please maintain peace and harmony," said a Dhemaji police official.