21 arrested for lynching of elderly doctor at Assam tea estate

Junior doctors of Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh taking out a candlelight rally on September 1 in protest against the killing of the doctor

Two days after a doctor at a tea estate at Jorhat in Assam was lynched by a mob of more than 200 people, police on Monday (September 2) arrested 21 people from the tea estate in this connection.

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Junior doctors of Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh on Sunday took out a candlelight rally, protesting against the killing of the 73-year-old Dr Deben Dutta at Teok tea garden in Jorhat.

“Today we have gathered here to protest against the incident in Jorhat where a 73-year-old senior colleague of ours was beaten to death by tea garden workers. We do save lives but how can we be expected to do so when our lives are under threat,” ANI quoted Dr Dipul Nath, one of the protesters, as saying.

Dutta on Saturday (August 31) was allegedly beaten to death by tea garden workers following the death of a colleague during treatment at a hospital in the tea garden.

Sources said a magisterial enquiry has been ordered into the matter.