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MANGKOLEMBA, Feb 25: Five youth hailing from Hoolungri Tea Estate located in Assam-Nagaland border under Mariani P.S., Jorhat, Assam, were beaten up by suspected Nagas on 24th February 2016, when they went to collect bamboo and firewood under Changdang village along the border area. This was reported on an information received by the District Administration, Mangkolemba.
The report stated that a mob consisting of 500 people gathered at zero point, Mariani at around 10:30am on the 25th of February 2016 in protest against the incident and blocked the road thereby causing inconvenience to the commuters of Nagaland bound vehicles, demanding the arrest of the culprits and necessary compensation to be given to the victims.
On receiving the information of the incident, Border Magistrate, dobashis along with police were deployed at the incident site and detailed reports are awaited since investigation are still on, it added.
In this regard, it was learned that Jorhat District Administration has sought 10days from the aggrieved mob so that matter can be sorted with the Nagaland counterpart, the report further stated.
An advisory has further been issued to all the commuters of Nagaland bound vehicles to avoid Amguri-Mariani-Titabar route till the situation is normal.