Dr Deven Dutta, who was brutally assaulted by workers of Teok Tea Estate, is being surrounded by security personnel. Image credit - Northeast Now

The Assam government has decided to fast track the trial Dr Deben Dutta’s death, who was lynched by a group of agitated tea garden labourers on Saturday.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday spoke to late Dutta’s wife over the telephone and assured her fair and fast track trial.

Sonowal also condemned the brutal killing of the doctor.

The government had already entrusted commissioner secretary of the finance department Shyam Jagannathan to carry out a probe into the incident that led to the killing of the 73-year old doctor.

On Saturday a group of agitated tea garden workers attacked and killed Dr Deben Dutta in the hospital over the death of a labourer.

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Dr Dutta was not available in the hospital when the labourer was admitted in a critical condition.

The patient had already died when Dr Dutta reached the hospital only to face the ire of the about 300 workers, who beat him to death.

A delegation of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) visited Dr Dutta’s residence on Wednesday.

They slammed Assam CM Sarbananda Sonoal and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for failing to come out with a statement regarding the lynching of the doctor on duty.

The IMA also threatened to launch a countrywide stir soon if the government fails to book the culprits and ensure justice to the family of the deceased.

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