Nandita Saikia, the college girl from Lakhimpur district in Assam, who sustained grievous injuries in a machete attack, has succumbed to her injuries.
Nandita was undergoing treatment at the Brahmaputra Diagnostic and Hospital in Dibrugarh, Assam.
Nandita Saikia was attacked with a machete, on Saturday, by Rintu Sarma in Dhemaji district of Assam.
Nandita hailed from Naba Kathbari village in Dhakuakhana. She was a BA third-semester student of Maridhal College in Dhemaji.
Nandita was killed by Rintu Sharma with a machete for rejecting his marriage proposal.
According to police, Nandita was attacked by Rintu Sarma with a machete, while she was with her classmate Kashmira Dutta and her father Deba Dutta at the Dhemaji bus stand.
“The three of them were immediately admitted to the Dhemaji Civil Hospital for treatment. Later, Nandita Saikia was shifted to Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh, then to Brahmaputra Hospital,” police said.
Meanwhile, police have arrested Rintu Sarma.
Rintu Sarma is an employee at the Maridhal College in Dhemaji, where the victim was a student.
I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Nandita Saikia, who succumbed to her injuries today. Anguished by the act of the perpetrator, urge the administration to take necessary steps to provide exemplary punishment to the accused.
— Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, MP (@AjitKrBhuyan) August 25, 2021
I urge @assampolice to ensure that such inhumane acts do not happen again by providing exemplary punishment to the accused Rintu Sharma involved in this crime.
— Ashraful Hussain (@AshrafulMLA) August 25, 2021
It was absolutely heartbreaking to find out that Moridhal attack victim Nandita Saikia has passed away.
It is my earnest appeal to the police and the judiciary to ensure swift, strict and exemplary punishment for this criminal. My sincere condolences to Nandita’s family.
— Aimee Baruah (@AimeeBaruah) August 25, 2021
Nandita Saikia, student who was attacked with machete by an employee of her college passed away today in Hospital. Anguished and deeply saddened by the incident and urge the administration to take necessary steps for exemplary punishment to the accused Rintu Sharma. @assampolice
— Hafiz Rafiqul Islam (@HafizRafiqulMLA) August 25, 2021