GUWAHATI, June 24 - The Asom Nagarik Samaj, a citizens� group, which visited Karbi Anglong district to assess the situation following the mob lynching of two youths, has opined that there is an ardent need to improve the infrastructure of the police department in the hill district.
The group expressed surprise that despite the lynching incident spanning over more than two-and-a-half hours, neither the village headman nor the village defence party informed the police.
Nagarik Samaj member and senior journalist Ajit Bhuyan said the level of infrastructure in the district needs augmentation.
�We learnt that the recent incident was not the first of its kind in the district. However, the lack of coordination among the village, VDP and the district administration got exposed, which was very unfortunate,� Bhuyan said, adding that the Government must streamline the system.
Two youths � Nilotpal Das and Abhijit Nath � were bludgeoned to death by a frenzied mob suspecting them to be child-lifters.
Representatives of the citizens� group during their visit to the district on June 15-16 met the Deputy Commissioner and the MLA to discuss the issues.
Prasanta Rajguru, Editor of vernacular daily Amar Asom and the vice president of the Samaj, too vouched for a concerted effort to infuse scientific temperament among the people and do away with superstitious beliefs.
Parash Malakar, general secretary, opined that the Government�s decision to engage 5,000 youths to spread awareness against superstitions stands in contradiction with events like bhoomi pujans. The Nagarik Samaj also flayed the Government for not being able to make the law against witch-hunting a reality till now.