Road accident leads to mob fury

ITANAGAR, July 4: A road accident reportedly took place between a motorbike and a sedan (Maruti Swift Dzire) bearing registration number AR-20-4847 at AMC Road of Paltan Bazaar in eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh on Wednesday night, wherein two people were killed, giving rise to mob fury.
According to police, after the death of two persons, the angry public started searching the culprits in many nearby lodges, hotels, etc and the agitated mob also vandalized some of the Arunachal lodges in Dibrugarh.
Sources said that the police later arrested the main culprits, one Gunin Chetia of Laipuli, Tinsukia and another Sonu Ahmed of Dibrugarh.
Meanwhile, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) strongly condemned ‘the threat, intimidation and physical assault meted out to innocent Arunachal people in Dibrugarh town’ in the aftermath of the said accident.
The AAPSU called upon both the Assam and Arunachal governments to take the matter seriously and give exemplary punishment to those involved in such senseless violence.
The AAPSU also apprised the All Assam Students’ Union of the prevailing situation in Dibrugarh and asked them for containing violence against Arunachalees in Assam.
Reminding of the age-old relations between the two neighbouring state, the AAPSU also cautioned the people involved in such ‘hate campaign’ not to disturb the peaceful, cordial relationship between the people of Assam and Arunachal.
‘It is appalling that despite no people from our state was involved in the incident, just because the vehicle involved in the incident vehicle happened to have a Arunachal’s registration, a section of people from Assam committed mayhem causing injuries and damage to people and vehicles of Arunachal’s people who generally come to Dibrugarh town mainly for medical purpose. The miscreants have not even spared Arunachal Charity Home where sick patients from Arunachal take refuge,’ the AAPSU said. It termed the incident ‘unfortunate and act of preconceived hatred against people of Arunachal.’