DIBRUGARH, July 4 - Two persons died while five others sustained injuries in a scuffle on medical road in Paltan Bazar here at around 10 pm last night.
The scuffle was a fall out of a minor road mishap between Maruti Swift Dzire car (AR-20-4847) and a motorcycle when two persons inside the Maruti car were confronted by some four to five youths.
The scuffle took a violent turn when the persons of the car identified as Gunin Chetia and Sonu alias Sanjoy Ahmed attacked the youths who stopped their car with a machete like sharp weapon. After causing harm on some five youths, the two persons escaped from the scene, leaving behind their car.
Profusely bleeding five youths- Deepak Mech, Ratul Bora, Pranjit Bhuyan, Manoj Dutta and Rupam Nath, who are reportedly employees of the Assam Medical College and Hospital, were rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention. However, Deepak Mech was declared brought dead and Ratul Bora succumbed few hours later at the medical.
In the aftermath of the deaths, irate public started looking for the attackers in nearby hotels and lodges. They also damaged the Maruti Swift Dzire car and were about to set the vehicle on fire when several platoons of police team including the CRPF rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The huge deployment brought the entire Paltan Bazaar area under police domination and is still under the vigilance of the police and security forces.
Police managed to apprehend the main accused Gunin Chetia of Laipuli, Tinsukia and his accomplice Sanjoy Ahmed of nearby Dibrujan. According to the police, the vehicle bearing Arunachal Pradesh registration was used by Gunin Chetia and Sanjoy Ahmed.
�Both Chetia and Ahmed, who also bore injury marks on their faces have admitted using sharp weapons during the attack. We have arrested both,� Additional Superintendent of Police Dhruba Bora told newsmen.
In the wee hours, Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha also rushed to the AMCH and took stock of the situation. While appealing for peace, DC also urged the people not to believe in rumours. The incident meanwhile evoked partial bandh in the city today particularly in the Graham Bazar, Naliapool and Paltan Bazaar localities.