DOOMDOOMA, Aug 30 - Doomdooma branch of Ellora Vigyan Mancha (EVM) submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia recently expressing serious concern over the growing cases of witch-hunting related incidents in some parts of the district.
In the absence of the Deputy Commissioner, ADC Pranabjit Kakoti received the memorandum from the three-member EVM delegation comprising its Doomdooma branch president Jhikananda Borgohain, vice- president Arjun Baruah and general secretary Tarini Deka.
In the memorandum, the Mancha urged the DC to grant compensation to the family members of Dilip Kishan and Shibratri Kishan of Line No. 10 of Hanhsara Division of Raidang Tea Estate here, who were brutally killed by a section of labourers of the line for allegedly practising witchcraft, on the night of August 15.
The organisation also urged the Deputy Commissioner to award exemplary punishment to those who were involved in the gruesome incident. Police, it may be recalled, arrested 31 labourers of the line in this connection and they were remanded to judicial custody.
Moreover, the Mancha also requested the administration to organise awareness meetings in the tea gardens and some rural areas of Doomdooma Circle in which these superstitious beliefs are more pronounced and assured all possible help to the administration in this regard.
Meanwhile, the general secretary of Doomdooma branch of EVM, Tarini Deka has informed that their third triennial conference which was slated to be held on August 27 has been postponed to October 29 due to the current flood situation in the State.