Assam CM Sarma Visits Residence Of Animesh Bhuyan Killed In Jorhat Lynching

Animesh Bhuyan, the Education secretary of AASU Brahmaputra Anchal (Golaghat Unit) along with two others had visited Jorhat for some official work on November 29. They were attacked by a mob of over 50 people who suspected them to be involved in an accident case, which apparently, they were not.
CM Sarma visited the residence of Animesh Bhuyan| Image: Twitter/Himanta Biswa Sarma

CM Sarma visited the residence of Animesh Bhuyan| Image: Twitter/Himanta Biswa Sarma

Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the residence of Animesh Bhuyan in Golaghat’s Dergaon on Saturday.

Bhuyan, an ex All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader, was tragically killed in a mob attack in Jorhat on November 29, 2021. CM Sarma today met the parents of the deceased Bhuyan to offer his condolences.

CM Sarma also handed them a cheque of 5lakh as a token to the family. Informing about the visit on Twitter, he wrote, “Met parents of ex-AASU leader of Jorhat, Animesh Bhuyan, whose unfortunate death had pained all of us. Offered my deep condolences & handed them a cheque of ₹5 lakh as a token. Police have framed charges against the accused & steps will be taken for fast-track trial of the case.”

Notably, Animesh Bhuyan, the Education secretary of AASU Brahmaputra Anchal (Golaghat Unit) along with two others had visited Jorhat for some official work on November 29. They were attacked by a mob of over 50 people who suspected them to be involved in an accident case, which apparently, they were not.

The trio was grievously injured after which Jorhat police rushed them to Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH). Doctors however declared Animesh Bhuyan dead on arrival.

The prime accused in the case, Niraj Das alias ‘Kola Lora’, was killed while trying to escape police custody. He was hit by an escort vehicle of the police as jumped off the vehicle he was being transported in.

Jorhat Police had submitted a 339 page chargesheet in the case on January 17. Initially, 15 people were arrested in the case. Police reportedly found evidence against 14 of them including a minor.

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