The college girl from Lakhimpur district in Assam, who sustained grievous injuries in a machete attack is in “critical condition”. 

The girl, identified as Nandita Saikia, is undergoing treatment at the Brahmaputra Diagnostic and Hospital in Dibrugarh, Assam. 

Nandita has been put under ventilator support, where she is battling for her life. 

Nandita Saikia was attacked with a machete, on Saturday, by Rintu Sarma in Dhemaji district of Assam. 

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Nandita hailed from Naba Kathbari village in Dhakuakhana. She was a BA third-semester student of Maridhal College in Dhemaji. 

Speaking to Northeast Now, Hafizur Rahman – Proprietor of Brahmaputra Diagnostic and Hospital said, “Nandita Saikia has been put under ventilator support and is in critical condition. Our doctors are giving her the best possible treatment.” 

Nandita’s father, meanwhile, has appealed all to pray for his daughter’s recovery.  

According to police, Nandita was attacked by one Rintu Sarma with a machete, while she was with her classmate Kashmira Dutta and her father Deba Dutta at the Dhemaji bus stand. 

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“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 and started interrogation. 

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: