HOJAI, Sept 7: Tensions ran high in Hojai on Wednesday night as the family members of a youth named Hero Roy, along with his friends and well-wishers, surrounded the Hojai Police station in protest. They expressed their dissatisfaction with the perceived inaction of the police and demanded justice for the late Hero Roy.
According to reports, Hero Roy, also known as Pappu, was a resident of Ward no 5 in the Shivbari area. He was attacked and severely injured by a group of individuals during an incident that occurred while the Maa Manasa Idol was being immersed in a pond at Shiv Bari. Recognising the gravity of Hero Roy’s injuries, he was immediately admitted to GMCH Hospital in Guwahati for advanced medical treatment. Unfortunately, after 19 days of treatment, he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday afternoon.
Following the post-mortem examination, Hero Roy’s body was brought back to Hojai. In the evening, in their pursuit of justice, the deceased’s family members and supporters, accompanied by his body, encircled the Hojai police station. The protesters expressed their dissatisfaction with the progress of the police investigation and chanted slogans demanding justice and severe punishment for those involved in the brutal attack.
During this tense situation, Pallab Tamuli, deputy superintendent of police, Crime Branch, arrived at the scene under the instructions of Saurabh Gupta, superintendent of police, Hojai. He spoke with the agitated protesters and assured them that all the individuals connected to this incident would be apprehended within 7 days. Following this assurance, the last rites of Hero Roy were performed.
It’s worth noting that the police have already detained Kajal Sutradhar, along with his wife and daughter, in connection with this matter. Additionally, a manhunt has been initiated to arrest the other individuals involved in the incident.