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Govt orders probe into doctor lynching case

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GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - As the brutal killing of Teok tea garden medical officer Dr Deben Dutta continues to trigger outrage, the State government today ordered a high level inquiry into the incident.

Official sources said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today spoke to Dr Dutta�s wife over telephone.

�The Chief Minister has condemned the incident in strongest terms. Besides, expressing his empathy with the bereaved family, Sonowal said law will take its own course as strict action will be initiated against the culprits,� a CMO official said.

The inquiry will be conducted by IAS officer and Commissioner & Secretary (Finance) Shyam Jagannathan. The trial in the case will be conducted in a fast-track court, the official said.

A delegation of the Indian Medical Association today visited the residence of Dr Dutta at Teok. The association had threatened an indefinite strike if there was no statement from the government on the incident within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, one more tea garden doctor resigned today, taking the number to seven since the Teok incident took place on August 31.

In his resignation letter, Dr NC Phukan of Mackeypore Tea Estate in Sivasagar district said he took the decision in protest against the Teok violence. He also expressed shock at the silence of tea workers unions, particularly the ACMS.

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Govt orders probe into doctor lynching case

GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - As the brutal killing of Teok tea garden medical officer Dr Deben Dutta continues to trigger outrage, the State government today ordered a high level inquiry into the incident.

Official sources said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today spoke to Dr Dutta�s wife over telephone.

�The Chief Minister has condemned the incident in strongest terms. Besides, expressing his empathy with the bereaved family, Sonowal said law will take its own course as strict action will be initiated against the culprits,� a CMO official said.

The inquiry will be conducted by IAS officer and Commissioner & Secretary (Finance) Shyam Jagannathan. The trial in the case will be conducted in a fast-track court, the official said.

A delegation of the Indian Medical Association today visited the residence of Dr Dutta at Teok. The association had threatened an indefinite strike if there was no statement from the government on the incident within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, one more tea garden doctor resigned today, taking the number to seven since the Teok incident took place on August 31.

In his resignation letter, Dr NC Phukan of Mackeypore Tea Estate in Sivasagar district said he took the decision in protest against the Teok violence. He also expressed shock at the silence of tea workers unions, particularly the ACMS.

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