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Sonitpur DC visits Bhimajuli

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BISWANATH CHARIALI, July 24 - Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner Lalit Chandra Gogoi visited No. 1 Bhimajuli village on Thursday and took stock of the situation in the aftermath of the recent incident of witch-hunting in which a woman was beheaded by a group of villagers.

Gogoi also met the victim�s family, village headman and other local residents. He assured all help in the prevention of such inhuman acts in future. The DC was accompanied by Biswanath SP Manavendra Devroy and Biswanath SDO (Civil) Pallav Gopal Jha.

Meanwhile, the Biswanath subdivisional administration will undertake a series of programmes to create awareness among the people residing in interior places against superstitions like witch-hunting. This was decided at a meeting held at the office of the SDO (Civil), Biswanath.

Biswanath SDO (C) Pallav Gopal Jha, Biswanath SP Manavendra Devroy, ASP (Sadar) Samad Hussein, Dibyajyoti Saikia of Brothers, an NGO, doctors and psychiatrists from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi Regional Mental Institute, Tezpur, Noor Nahar Ahmed, Dr Subhashish Nath, counsellors Kabita Baruah and Sonmani Saikia, SDMO (Sadar), Tezpur, Dr Rini Duara, film director Gautam Borah, representatives of student bodies, NGOs and women�s organisations, journalists and others were present in the meeting.

The meeting stressed the need of the presence of doctors and medical teams in remote areas, spread of education, identification of vulnerable areas, etc. It also suggested strong action against those who indulge in witch-hunting and related violence, and the exhibition of related documentaries.

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Sonitpur DC visits Bhimajuli

BISWANATH CHARIALI, July 24 - Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner Lalit Chandra Gogoi visited No. 1 Bhimajuli village on Thursday and took stock of the situation in the aftermath of the recent incident of witch-hunting in which a woman was beheaded by a group of villagers.

Gogoi also met the victim�s family, village headman and other local residents. He assured all help in the prevention of such inhuman acts in future. The DC was accompanied by Biswanath SP Manavendra Devroy and Biswanath SDO (Civil) Pallav Gopal Jha.

Meanwhile, the Biswanath subdivisional administration will undertake a series of programmes to create awareness among the people residing in interior places against superstitions like witch-hunting. This was decided at a meeting held at the office of the SDO (Civil), Biswanath.

Biswanath SDO (C) Pallav Gopal Jha, Biswanath SP Manavendra Devroy, ASP (Sadar) Samad Hussein, Dibyajyoti Saikia of Brothers, an NGO, doctors and psychiatrists from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bardoloi Regional Mental Institute, Tezpur, Noor Nahar Ahmed, Dr Subhashish Nath, counsellors Kabita Baruah and Sonmani Saikia, SDMO (Sadar), Tezpur, Dr Rini Duara, film director Gautam Borah, representatives of student bodies, NGOs and women�s organisations, journalists and others were present in the meeting.

The meeting stressed the need of the presence of doctors and medical teams in remote areas, spread of education, identification of vulnerable areas, etc. It also suggested strong action against those who indulge in witch-hunting and related violence, and the exhibition of related documentaries.