Ramesh Gupta

A shopkeeper in North Lakhimpur was assaulted brutally allegedly by some members of a Bihu function organizing committee for refusing to pay the donation demanded by them.

The incident took place on Bazar Patty Road in North Lakhimpur on Tuesday when a shopkeeper was allegedly demanded Rs 10,000 by some members of a Bihu functions organizers.

When the shopkeeper Ramesh Gupta, who runs a paint shop, expressed his inability to pay the amount, he was assaulted by the demanding Bihu organizers.

A severely injured Ramesh was rushed to the hospital where he received several stitches on his head.

The shopkeeper has lodged an FIR with North Lakhimpur Police Station over the incident.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com