JORABAT, March 20 - In a bizarre incident, two government employees thrashed a poor glass shop worker in full public view near the Sonapur Mini Stadium this evening.
The incident took place after two youths on a motorcycle met with an accident in which the sheets of glass they were carrying broke into pieces and got scattered on the market road.
The youths picked up the broken glass pieces and after stacking them near the stadium, began searching for a garbage bin. Meanwhile, Shisir Lahkar, the physical instructor of Sonapur HS School, slapped one of the duo, Ananta Das, and ordered him to take the glass pieces away.
Without picking up any argument, Ananta picked up the pieces and moved towards a nearby bin. Soon, an employee of Sonapur Pathar Senior Madrassa, Aftab Hussain, started kicking and punching Ananta in full public view. Ananta suffered minor injuries.
The incident irked the public present there, who questioned the authority of Lahkar and Hussain to thrash the youth over such a simple issue.
When contacted, Md Muztaba Piar, Deputy Director of Sports & Youths Welfare, Govt of Assam, said such an act was unbecoming of a responsible person like Lahkar. He said formal action would be taken against the physical instructor.
The victim has filed an FIR at Sonapur Police Station.