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Massive protest against killing at Harangajao

By Correspondent

HAFLONG, May 8 - Protesting against the killing of Santosh Hojai and demanding the arrest of DSP (HQ) Surya Kanta Morang, members of various organisations and the public of Harangajao staged a massive protest on Friday and demanded a CBI inquiry.

Hundreds of people took part in the demonstration at the Harangajao auto-stand and shouted slogans like �Police hai hai�, �We want CBI inquiry�.

On April 24, Santosh Hojai was kidnapped from his house at Harangajao. On April 30, his body was found along NH-27, around 100 km from his home, at Lailing under Langting Police Station in Dima Hasao district.

Jayanta Hojai, wife of Santosh Hojai, along with some neighbours, rushed to the Harangajao PS to lodge an FIR. The officer-in-charge of the Harangajao PS allegedly refused to accept her complaint, stating that her husband would return by night. On the next day, when she again tried to lodge a complaint, the officer-in-charge allegedly again refused. When she moved the Gauhati High Court on April 26, then her written complaint was accepted.

The Civil Organization of Dima Hasao District, Assam, has urged the suspension of the officer-in-charge and demanded a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the family.

The protesters also burnt the effigy of DSP Morang, whom they accused to be involved in the killing.

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