JORABAT, Nov 1 - The Sonapur Police Station on the outskirts of Guwahati was gheraoed on Friday by hundreds of people protesting police inaction over a brutal attack on a pregnant woman in Digaru village under Sonapur revenue circle on October 24.
The agitators were protesting against an incident where the pregnant woman, Rita Murari, a resident of Digaru, was hit by a mother-son duo � Anjali Rongpi and Mickel Rongpi of the same village. The victim was later admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital in a serious condition, and her condition is still critical.
An FIR was filed at the Sonapur Police Station by the woman�s relatives on October 26, but police allegedly failed to take action against the accused mother-son duo.
On October 28, the Dimoria branch of the Assam Tea Tribes Students� Association, along with a large number of local people, staged a protest and gheraoed the police station. Following this protest, on October 31, police apprehended four persons, said to be connected with the attack on the pregnant woman, but the main culprits � Anjali Rongpi and Mickel Rongpi � are still on the run.
Disheartened by the failure of police in arresting the main accused, the locals now allege that Sonapur police was trying to give a safe passage to the mother-son duo, even as the victim is fighting for her life.
The protesters on Friday took to the streets and marched from the Sonapur old market to the Sonapur Police Station and gheraoed it for hours. The agitators later walked to the Sonapur Revenue Circle office and submitted a memorandum to the circle officer demanding strict action against the mother-son duo.