Members of the Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad (TAYP) and Asom Jatiyabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) on Monday staged demonstrations in protest against the alleged lynching of Debashish Gogoi by workers of Gabroo Purbat tea estate near Mariani in Jorhat district recently.
Tha TAYP, Mariani in Jorhat district and Charaideo (Charaideo district) units, while maintaining social distancing norms thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown guidelines during their protests, demanded compensation of Rs 20 lakh to be paid to the family of Debashish Gogoi.
They also demanded trial of the case by a quick track court.They also demanded hanging of these found guilty within the beating from and subsequent death of Debashish.
Both Jorhat Lok Sabha MP Topon Gogoi and Assam Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa on Monday visited the house of Debashish at Milgaon, Puthinidi, Mariani and expressed their grief at his death.
Later lecture newspersons, Topon Gogoi said he had spoken to state chief minister Sarbananda Gogoi regarding the fixing of a quick track court to undertake the case.
Tasa, while condemning the incident commiserated with the family in their hour of grief.
Meanwhile, police have picked up three more persons for questioning on Sunday night during this connection.
Out of the five arrested on Sunday, three, Ashok Sawra, Sachin Sawra and Radheshyam Kurmi, all workers of the tea estate, are sent to 3 days police remand.
Debashish Gogoi, a 24 year old youth along side a lover Aditya Das (23 years) of Deberapar Chariali, were allegedly beaten up by workers of Gabroo Purbat tea estate under Deberapar police outpost near the Assam-Nagaland approach Friday evening.
Debashish succumbed to his injuries at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital on Saturday evening where he had been brought in an unconscious state from the tea estste.
Aditya also reportedly remains under treatment at JMCH for his injuries.
Debashish, Aditya and 7 others had gone to the tea estate on three scootys and one motorcycle for an outing.
On the way back the scooty which was reportedly being driven by Aditya with Debashish riding pillion hit three tea workers including two women, one among who was badly injured in her leg and was hospitalized.
As per reports, a neighborhood of irate tea workers, coming back from work, allegedly beat up both Aditya and Debashish, which later resulted within the latter’s death in hospital.