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.