In yet another horrific incident of daylight murder, a 19-year-old college youth was brutally murdered by a group of miscreants while he along with his friends went to celebrate the end of their session examinations near a river bank at Paschim Nalbari area on the outskirts of Tangla town in Udalguri district of Assam on Tuesday evening.
Talking to Northeast Now, Superintendent of Police, Rajveer Singh said, “The two group of students fought over trivial matters which resulted in the death of the victim. We have already identified five persons alleged to be involved in the incident and they will be nabbed soon.”
The deceased has been identified as Mrisanka Basumatary, a resident of Babupara locality in Ward No 3 of Tangla town.
The mother of the victim Sunita Das Basumatary said,“Our younger son had rang me crying to save his life from a group of unidentified unruly youths who had attacked him with bamboo sticks after verbal altercation with them.”
“By the time my husband and I reached, he was left severely injured. We took him to the Tangla CHC where he was provided with first aid and referred to Mangaldai Civil Hospital. However, the pulse rate dropped and he succumbed to injuries on the way to Mangaldai,” the hapless mother further added.
Sources in the hospital stated that the youth died of brain hemorrhage caused due to the fatal injury by the miscreants.
“The Tangla CHC even lacked basic amenities like oxygen cylinder and ambulance service owing to which my brother had to be taken in a private car,” decried the elder brother of the victim, Mrinmoy Basumatari, a fifth semester aeronautical engineering student.
According to the account of the witnesses, the youth was brutally assaulted by a group of miscreants comprising no less than seven to eight persons.
The friends of the victim also sustained minor injuries. Meanwhile, based on an FIR by the victim’s mother, two of the friends of the victim, namely Shiv Boro (18) and Dipankar Dey (19) have been detained at Tangla police station for interrogation.
“We have registered a case against the group of miscreants vide Tangla PS case no 146/18 under IPC 302 (Punishment for murder) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention.) We have registered a murder case also,” said the officer in charge of Tangla Police Station, Durga Kingkar Sarma adding that the friends are being interrogated and efforts are on to nab the other culprits involved.