Is playing cricket in lockdown punishable by death? Violent Protest In Assam’s Nagaon District after Youth Dies in Alleged Police Action

A man died in Assam’s central Nagaon district, allegedly due to police beatings during lockdown hours. An angry mob surrounded the police station carrying his body and protested. They pelted stones, partially damaging several police vehicles. Police used batons to disperse the crowd and opened fire in the air.

The area of ​​Rupahit, where this happened, is extremely tense. Police sources said reinforcements had been sent to the area.

Police have claimed that illegal betting is going on in a village, Gareki under Rupahihat sub-division. The men fled when police raided the area.

“According to initial information, the officer-in-charge of Rupahihat police station was informed that some people were involved in betting and gambling despite the curfew,” the district police chief Anand Mishra told NDTV.

“The police team went to the spot and people started fleeing. During the chase, one of them fell into the pond and died,” Mr Mishra said, adding that further investigations were ongoing.

Locals alleged that the police had come for a routine patrol and when they found the boys violating lockdown, they beat them mercilessly. He said that these people were playing cricket at that time. He also said”This is another example of police brutality.”

The deceased has been identified as Sohaib Akhtar, a resident of Gareki village.

“The young man was playing cricket with others in a field in Gareki. Suddenly a police patrol team came and started beating them. One of them was injured in the clash and died due to his injuries, “said a villager.

The youth was rushed to Rupahihat Hospital for further treatment, but succumbed to his injuries. “Police brutally hit him on the head with the butt of a gun. He was just playing cricket. The young man died due to police brutality. We need justice for him.” said one of men who later joined the protest outside the police station.

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