Maibang incident: Two seriously injured die on way to Guwahati

  • Maibang incident: Two seriously injured die on way to Guwahati
Pratidin Time 26-01-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. | Pratidin Time

Two persons, who were seriously injured in Maibang police firing took their last breath on Friday on the way to Guwahati. They were injured while protesting during the 12-hour-long Dima Hasao bandh on Thursday, which was called by five different organisations of Dima Hasao against proposed inclusion of Dima Hasao district in Greater Nagalim.

The two deceased have been identified as Mithun Dibrakat and Prabhanta Hakmosa. They had received head and chest injuries. Previously, both Mithun and Prabhanta were admitted to the Civil Hospital at Haflong for treatment after they had received serious injuries along with other seriously injured persons.

A total of 8 people were injured in the police firing at the Maibang Railway Station on Thursday. As part of the bandh, the protestors had blocked the Silchar-Guwahati passenger train and also damaged the railway tracks to stop train movement during the bandh hours.

The bandh on Thursday was called by Jadike Naiso Hosom (JNH), Dimasa Students’ Union (DSU), All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU), Dimasa Women’s Society (DSW) and Dimasa Mothers’ Association (DMA) who sought clarification from the State and Central Governments regarding the recent media reports that as per the Framework Agreement signed between the Central Government and the NSCN (IM), Dima Hasao would be included in the territory of Greater Nagalim and a separate council would be formed in the district.

In protest against the police firing on Thursday at Maibang in which two persons have died and several other were injured; the organisations are seeking written clarification from the Government on their stand over the proposed Greater Nagalim, several organisations have called for a 48-hour-long Dima Hasao bandh with effect from 5 AM on Friday. The bandh will continue till 5 AM on January 28.

Meanwhile, normal life has been affected due to the 48-hour-long bandh across Dima Hasao.

Tags : Maibang incident Dima Hasao Haflong Nagalim Rail block protest

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