BRO officials attacked, accused arrested

[ Karda Natam ]
DAPORIJO, Apr 20: Two employees of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) suffered injuries, one of them seriously, when a person armed with a dao attacked them in Nacho, in Upper Subansiri district, on 18 April, at around 11 am.
The alleged accused in the case has been arrested and was brought to the police station here on Saturday evening, according to a source close to the investigation.
While Junior Engineer Dhananjay Yadav suffered deep cuts on his hand, Pioneer Raj Narayan Rai escaped from the attack with minor injuries, having jumped into a nearby ditch, said Upper Subansiri SP Keni Bagra.
The SP said he was informed of the incident at around 9.30 pm on the same day, and that he sent a team of police to the spot the next day to take stock of the situation.
Yadav has been evacuated to Dibrugarh, Assam, for further treatment.
Though the actual motive behind the attack is still not known, land compensation issue is alleged to have triggered it.
The incident might further delay the completion of the Taliha-Nacho road, as the BRO has suspended the construction of the strategically important border road until the situation improves.
Meanwhile, the police have launched an investigation after registering the case.