JALAH, Dec 24 � A protest rally was taken out today against the �secret killing� of innocent civilians at Mushalpur in Baksa.
Thousands of people participated in the protest rally which was taken out from the BPF office to the Deputy Commissioner�s office.
The protesters along with the dead body of a youth Rajib Basumatary which was recovered yesterday from Dalongpar under Tamulpur Police Station and carrying banners and festoons, shouted slogans demanding punishment to the guilty Army jawans and a halt to killing of innocent people in the name of countering militancy.
A memorandum was submitted to the Baksa DC demanding recovery of the body of a missing youth Kundan Daimary, Rs 50 lakh compensation to families of the youths killed, a high level inquiry into the incidents and punishment to the guilty men involved.
BPF MLAs Emanual Mushahary, Maneswar Brahma, BTC executive member Banamali Boro, BTC members Moon Singh Basumatary, Ansumwi Kunggur Boro and Bijit Gwra Narzary participated in the protest rally. The Bodo National Conference, a conglomeration of various Bodo organisations supported the protest rally.
Meanwhile, the Baksa district administration has entrusted Additional SP Hirayna Barman to investigate the incident.
Mention be made that the dead body of one of the three youths who were allegedly picked up by personnel of 16 Kumoun Regiment stationed at Mushalpur, from Narayanpur Bazaar on December 21 last, was recovered at Dalongpar under Tamulpur PS in Baksa yesterday.
The public termed it a part of secret killings of innocent civilians in the name of counter militants in the area and demanded a proper investigation.
While the dead body of Rajib was recovered, Rabha survived with multiple injuries and walked back home this morning while the whereabouts of Kundan Basumatary, who is a member of Youth BPF is not known.
Rabha said that after being picked up they were taken to some isolated place where Kundan was shot dead the same evening. They were then brought to Mushalpur and later taken to some place towards Tamulpur and kept there blindfolded and their hands tied.
Rabha said they were constantly asked about illegal weapons and tortured and then left for dead. He said after he regained consciousness he somehow managed to walk all the way to his home.