Situation turned volatile at a Bihu function organized by the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) in Assam’s Dhemaji district on Sunday night.
According to sources, a group of miscreants who were allegedly drunk went on a rampage in between a cultural programme of AASU’s Kendriya Bohagi Bidai Utsav in Dhemaji’s Gogamukh. Carrying sticks and sharp weapons, the miscreants created a ruckus breaking many vehicles of the AASU leaders. They also reportedly assaulted women members and other AASU leaders during the program. A former AASU leader was severely injured on his head after the attack by the miscreants, sources said.
The incident took place during the performance of Assamese singer Rohit Sunar. As per sources, the singer’s vehicle was also vandalized by the miscreants.
The miscreants also allegedly stamped on the traditional ‘Japi’ of Assam and the AASU flag, hurting the sentiments of Assamese culture.
An FIR has been registered in regard to the case at the Gogamukh Police Station.
While speaking about the incident, one of the members of the Gogamukh AASU said, “An untoward incident took place during the cultural night of the 39th Kendriya Bohagi Bidai Utsav. Some unidentified miscreants attacked on some of our members and destroyed many items including instruments of the singer who was performing. Not only this, they also assaulted some of our female members. Other than this, they even raised ‘AASU Go Back’ slogans. We urge the police to arrest all culprits involved in the incident as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, the businessmen of Gogamukh announced a local holiday in the area after the incident came to light.