The incident at Khanapara where a youth dragged a woman by her hair, cannot be termed as an incident of road rage, said Guwahati Police Commissioner Diganta Borah on Thursday.
The newly appointed Commissioner of Guwahati Police, Borah said, “The incident should not be termed as one including performing dangerous stunts or that of road rage. A youth passed lewd gestures and outraged the modesty of the woman.”
He said, “The incident took place after the woman objected to his advances. Meanwhile, we have seized the vehicle that belonged to him.”
However, the culprit is on the run, added CP Borah, assuring that search for him is on.
Diganta Borah then turned his attention to other incidents including the case of ragging at the Assam Engineering Institute and the theft of a car from the premises of the Assam Legislative Assembly.
On the case of ragging, he said, “We have arrested four people based on the complaint registered by the victim. However, we only have facts connecting two of them to the case so far.”
Borah then addressed the incident of theft saying, “We received information of the theft of a Bolero vehicle from in front of the Legislative Assembly. In connection with the matter, we are questioning the driver of the car for details.”
“We have retrieved the CCTV footages of the area where the car was parked. We are also looking into where all the car travelled throughout the day,” he added.
Furthermore, he assured that constant discussions are taking place over the rising crimes and how to tackle it.
It may be noted that in a harrowing incident, a miscreant dragged a woman by her hair from his car in Guwahati’s Khanapara on Wednesday after she rejected his advances.
According to reports, the incident took place last night in front of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Khanapara. The miscreant arrived in his car and reportedly started performing dangerous stunts while making lewd gestures towards the woman.
The victim told that after facing this, she rejected his advances and termed him as a drug addict which got him enraged. The youth then went on to grab the victim’s hair from inside his car and dragged her along the road for a while before letting go.
Dispur Police had seized the car, a Maruti WagonR having registration number AS 01 BD 9455, that was involved in the incident.
Elsewhere, another incident of ragging at Assam Engineering Institute (AEI) in Guwahati rocked everyone last night.
According to reports, a senior student snatched a gold chain belonging to a junior student of the institute in the name of ragging.
In addition to that, the victim junior year student was reportedly stripped and tortured. The seniors also resorted to using foul language against him and thrashed the freshman.
Reports also claimed that the seniors asked the freshman student to cough up Rs 500. When he did not comply, the seniors harassed and thrashed him badly.
The victim student was identified as Bishal Kashyap Saloi. A case has been registered by him at the Chandmari Police Station in Guwahati in connection with the ragging incident.
The victim named the hostel monitor Devajit Bodo and two others in the police complaint. Officials informed that the complaint mentioned that the seniors also damaged the victim’s two-wheeler.