Diphu, Jan. 18 (EMN): A candlelight procession was organised by the public, along with student and youth organisations, of Diphu town on Jan. 17 Wed. to demand justice for the family members of one Bhupendar Singh who was reportedly killed in a road accident in Guwahati on Jan. 13.
According to family sources, the deceased Bhupendar Singh was returning home in his two wheeler after having dinner at his sister’s house on the fateful night. It was narrated that the deceased slowed down his bike to help a truck pass through a busy road by requesting a white Inova, which had two girls and a man seated in it, to move back to allow the truck to move out.
After a while the same white Inova ‘with backup speed’ hit Singh’s bike. His bike then hit a divider causing severe head injuries to the rider. He was immediately taken to Guwahati Medical College and hospital but doctors declared him brought dead, it was informed. The incident reportedly took place at Joynagar Beltola area under Baishistha police station in Guwahati. His body was brought to Diphu on Jan. 15 and cremated.
The procession started at around 5 pm. A large number of the public from Diphu including members of various youth and student organisations, business community, and friends and family members of the deceased participated in the procession.
Harjeet Singh, mother of the deceased, said, “ My son has not died by road accident but a gruesome murder on the road of Guwahati city. I want immediate justice for my son’s death. We have registered a case with Baishistha police station.”
The mother expressed gratitude to the people for participating in the candlelight procession.
Organisations including the KSA-Simeon Rongphar, AASU, Dimasa Students’ Union, Rengma Naga Students’ Union, Karbi Youth Organisation, KYDO, Greater Guwahati Karbi Students’ Association and Trinity Hills Society, and friends of the deceased and members of the Diphu Gurudwara participated in the procession.
Justice sought for man killed in road accident in Guwahati