Mob attacks police station after man dies in custody in Nagaon’s Batadrava

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Three people have been arrested for attacking the police station, informed the top Nagaon police officials
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Last Saturday, a mob burnt down the Batadrava police station over an alleged custodial death of a local resident, identified as Safikul Islam

Guwahati: An enraged mob of villagers attacked a police station after a man died in custody at Batadrava constituency in Nagaon district on Saturday.

A policeman was brutally injured while a few others sustained minor injuries in the attack.

The angry mob broke into the Batadrava police station and ransacked the police station. Later, the mob set the police station on fire.

According to reports, one Safiqul Islam of Salnabari in Dhing was on the way to Sivasagar to sell fish when he was allegedly detained by Batadrava police on Friday night.

However, the family members of the deceased discovered Safiqul’s body in the morgue of the Nagaon civil hospital on the very next day, which led to an uproar.

The agitated family members on Saturday gheraoed the Batadrava police station and blocked the road by placing the body in front of the police station.

When the news of Safiqul’s death spread in the Salnabari area, an enraged mob of hundreds of people attacked the police station.

The villagers accused the policemen of beating Safiqul for failing to give away a duck and cash Rs 10,000, resulting in his death.

Meanwhile, three people have been arrested for attacking the police station, informed the top Nagaon police officials.

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