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Dokmoka Police Atrocity Case: APHLC Stages Protest

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HT Bureau

 

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DIPHU, Sept 28: The protest against the alleged torture of  Miriom Rongpipi and her husband Kania Tokbi, a school teacher of Rong Ar-e LP School by police of Samelangso and Dokmoka police stations have become louder with various organisations hitting the streets.

Police suspected involvement of the duo Kania Tokbi and his wife Miriom Rongpipi, a mid-day meal cook of the same school, in the missing case of Moneswar Kalita, a teacher of the school.

Kalita has been missing since August 30. Kania Tokbi and Miriom Rongpipi are residents of Pinkhat Rongpi village, Samelangso.

The All Party Hills Leaders Conference (APHLC) staged a sit-in demonstration in front of Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park here on Wednesday, against the physical assault on Miriom Rongpipi and urged the authorities to find the whereabouts of Moneswar Kalita.

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In a complaint letter submitted to DC, Karbi Anglong, the organisation highlighted the highhandedness of the O/C of Dokmoka Police Station, Nilumoni Malakar, who had allegedly beaten up Miriom Rongpipi.

The complaint letter also said that Malakar had insisted Miriom Rongpipi to say that Moneswar Kalita had visited her house on August 30 and had breakfast. Miriom Rongpipi, refusing to tell the false stories asked by Malakar, was beaten up severely with wooden clubs and bamboo sticks.

It also said that the police allowed Miriom Rongpipi to go home on September 22, but Kania Tokbi was still kept under police custody without producing before the judicial magistrate even after more than the permissible 24 hours. On September 25, Kania Tokbi was produced before the judicial magistrate and was lodged in Diphu district jail.

The APHLC also alleged that on September 21, Kania Tokbi and Miriom Rongpipi were taken to a doctor at Dokmoka Mini Primary Health Centre; the police threatened them not to tell the doctor that they were being beaten up by police.

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Spokesperson, APHLC, Angtong Ingti Kathar has urged the chief executive member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, Tuliram Ronghang to extend his support in getting justice to Kania Tokbi and his wife Miriom Rongpipi.

The APHLC has demanded to take action against Nilumoni Malakar under section 87 (b), (c) and (d) of Assam Police Act 2007 and Article 21 of the Indian constitution, not to harass the villagers in the name of investigation and to pay compensation and medical expense from the government to the two police victims. The APHLC also demanded for constituting a magisterial inquiry on the missing of the teacher and expressed full cooperation in finding Kalita.

 

Our correspondent from Bokajan adds: The Asom Jatiyabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Karbi Anglong District Committee and KSA, Bokajan district during a press meet have condemned the highhandedness of police officials in connection with this case.

 

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The Hills Times, a largely circulated English daily published from Diphu and printed in Guwahati, having vast readership in hills districts of Assam, and neighbouring Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.
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