Digboi, February 10, 2019
Digboi police arrested a man for allegedly assaulting a lady doctor during the 12-hour Assam Bandh called by Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad on February 9th, 2019.
The accused Bipul Buragohain allegedly assaulted Dr Dibya Singh Borthakur, an eye specialist at the Central Hospital NEC CIL Margherita, and also vandalized her car. On the other hand, police also arrested Arun Buragohain and Jintu Maut for hurling stones at the vehicles during the 12-hour shutdown.
Buragohain was the president of Digboi Aikya Mancha. However, soon after the incident, he was suspended from all his positions at the Mancha.
As reported earlier by TIME8, the duty-bound lady doctor was assaulted by the Assam bandh supporters at 3 Number Golai under Margherita Sub Division of Tinsukia District during the 12-hour shutdown on February 9th, 2019. The victim was attacked after she was coming back after dropping her husband Dr Biswadeep Borthakur at the Digboi Civil Health Centre.
Demanding scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and ST categorisation of the Tai Ahom community, the Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad, Asom has called for a 12-hour Assam bandh on February 9th, 2019.