I went numb as the mob lynching at Karbi Anglong reminded of my son: Jhankar Saikia’s father
Jhanka Saikia’s mob lynching incident in Karbi Anglong 5 years ago is still fresh in our minds
The brutal mob lynching incident in Karbi Anglong, instigated due to few people’s fear psychosis and fake social messages which led to the killing of both Abhijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das made senior Advocate from Diphu, Haren Saikia recall the horrific experience where his own son Jhankar Saikia was brutally killed by a mob in Diphu on June 25, 2013.
Haren Saikia in a Facebook post state that the brutal killings of the two innocent boys from Assam had actually reminded him of the experience he had gone through over the last five years.
Condemning the incident, Saikia further added that the brutal killing of both Abhijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das has not left him sleep since last few nights reminding him how his son who was killed in the middle of the road by a mob just because he refused to pay Rs 30 instead of Rs 20.
According to old reports, a group of auto-rickshaw drivers had allegedly beat up Jhankar Saikia who was later shifted to a private hospital in a critical condition and died on July 1, 2013.
The policemen who were present at the spot also failed to protect the victims and instead pushed them towards the mob states the old report.
Saikia describing a condition of a father who lost his son in such a horrific incident stated that people will now be asking Nilotpal and Abhijeet’s fathers about the horrific experience which is unimaginable.
It may also mentioned that the last reported update on the Jhankar Saikia case is that it was forwarded to CID and the two cops accused of inaction are still absconding.
Some PILs were also filed with respect to the case but the unfortunate father even after being an advocate has failed to get justice even after so many years of the incident. Instead, two youths accused of murdering Jhankar Saikia were granted bail by Gauhati High Court on August 8, 2013.