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Assam: 1 arrested in connection with local scribe attack

The accused, identified as Diganta Das was absconding ever since the incident. Acting on a tip-off, police officials arrested Das.

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Guwahati: In a major development, one accused have been arrested by the Palashbari police on Monday in connection with the incident of local scribe who was beaten up for reporting on gambling activities.

The accused, identified as Diganta Das was absconding ever since the incident. Acting on a tip-off, police officials arrested Das at Lengapara in Maniari tiniali.

Diganta Das is currently in police custody and an investigation is underway.

The incident occurred on November 15, where a local scribe of a regional daily was subsequently dragged, tied to a light post and thrashed by miscreants for reporting on gambling activities in Mirza, Assam.

The journo was later rescued after large crowds gathered around the incident that unshackled him. Soon after, a complaint was lodged at Palashbari police station by the victim.