Amid many horrific visuals that have emerged from the site of clash during an eviction drive at Sipajhar in Assam’s Darrang district, a video of a ‘photographer’, or one may say, “a man with a camera” has sent shockwaves across the state.
The so-called ‘photographer’, in one of the videos, can be seen jumping on the dead body of a protestor, who was shot down by the police.
The photographer has been arrested by the police. A case has also been registered with the CID of Assam police.
The photographer has been identified as Bijay Shankar Baniya.
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In the video, the ‘photographer’ was also seen throwing hard punches on the protestor, who reportedly died after being shot at by the police.
According to reports, the ‘photographer’ was being chased by the protestor with a stick, following which the policemen opened fire and incapacitated the protestor.
The protestor was later battered by police. The ‘photographer’ also joined the police and hit the incapacitated protestor.
Meanwhile, the Assam government has ordered a judicial inquiry into the clashes that broke out in Assam’s Sipajhar on Thursday during an eviction drive.
At least three persons died after police opened fire to control an agitated crowd of protestors.
However, according to government data, two persons have lost their lives in the firing.
On the other hand, nine police personnel also sustained injuries during the clashes.
The judicial probe will be conducted under the chairmanship of a retired judge of the Gauhati High Court.
“The Government in the Home & Political Departments have decided to institute an inquiry into the circumstances leading to the death of 02 (two) civilians and injury of several others including police personnel in the firing incident that took place at Dhalpur area in Sipajhar Revenue Circle under Darrang District on 23/09/21,” an order issued by the Assam government said.