Guwahati: Victor Das, son of the NF Railway employee Kumud Chandra Das, who was found allegedly murdered near the Kamakhya junction in connection with a Rs 158 crore NFR scam on August 27, 2020, was allegedly assaulted by cops in Kamrup Rural’s Dodora area, allegedly for no fault of his. Victor alleges that the police personnel threatened to kill him the way his father was murdered.
On January 13, Victor Das, a mere witness to a minor scuffle involving a local BJP leader and some residents of the locality near his house, was taken to the Dodora Outpost by cops patrolling in the vicinity, allegedly on the pretext of questioning him about the incident. But instead, they beat him black and blue. Not only did they physically assault Das, but one Tapan Kalita allegedly even threatened to rape his wife and mother.
Victor claims that each one of the cops who beat him that night and those on patrolling duty were in inebriated condition. This comes as a surprise since Assam police was carrying out a vigilance drive on Uruka night against drunk driving.
On January 18, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma retweeted Victor’s post where he had shared images of the brutal assault, only after which the incident caught the eye of senior Assam Police officials.
When EastMojo questioned Dodora OC Tapan Kalita about these allegations, he refuted all the claims of violence and assault against Victor Das. On questioning, the OC of Hajo, Babul Medhi said the matter was being investigated by Additional Superintendent of Police Asif Ahmed, who also refused to give out any information about the case to EastMojo.
Victor Das spent three nights at a private hospital getting treated for his injuries and his mother Jurimoni Das still awaits justice for her husband Kumud Chandra Das. She fears for the safety of her family, as the January 13 incident brought horrifying memories back to the family that still has all its hopes pinned on cops and authorities for justice.
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