Old man found dead, NRC blamed

NRC continues to threaten lives of many as names of thousands are missing from the list and the thought of being sent to a detention centre if unable to prove one’s Indian citizenship is now claiming one or the other lives every other day.

In a similar incident in Boko, around 70 kms away from Guwahati, an old man aged 88 was found dead on Sunday morning.

The body of the dead, identified as Asraf Ali, was found by his neighbours lying inside a school campus which is 200 metres away from his residence in Sontoli. Those people who found his body had alleged that he took poison to end his life.

However, the police refuting the allegations has said that there were no signs of poisoning.

Kamakhya Misra, in-charge of Sontoli police outpost informed that Ali had a voter ID which showed his age as 88. His financial condition was also poor. There were no injury marks on his body. No suicide note or poison bottle was found near him.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the police gathered that he was called for a NRC hearing recently. But it was not clear whether it was the reason behind his death. Further, the body has been sent for post mortem to find out whether death was natural or due to other causes.

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