AIZAWL: The Kolasib Excavator Backhoe Loader Operator Association (KEBOA), an organisation based in Kolasib, has demanded compensation from Assam and Mizoram government for its construction worker who was allegedly abducted by Assam Police on Friday and currently undergoing treatment at his residence in Kolasib following the alleged assault.
“We demand the Assam government to give compensation to the victim for the assault. We also ask the Mizoram government to compensate him for failing to protect him,” the statement undersigned by the Zohmingthanga Tlau, General Secretary of KEBOA, said.
KEBOA has framed the Mizoram government responsible for the incident as it has failed to provide security despite assuring with a written response
The organisation has claimed that its member Lalnarammawia, after a written assurance from the district magistrate to provide protection, was constructing a road in the Aitlang area near Vairengte town in Kolasib.
It also slammed the Assam Police and accused them of assaulting its member brutally while working at a road construction site near the Assam border on Thursday.
According to the statement released the worker suffered bone fractures on his ribs, bleeding in his ears and also urinating with blood because of the assault.
The association further asked the Mizoram government to take measures to ensure that the victim’s mobile phone and excavator’s key are returned to him at the earliest.
However, Assam officials leveled counter allegation stating Mizoram was constructing a road inside Assam’s territory and the state police were preventing the workers.
According to Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Rohan Kumar Jha, Mizoram has started making camps and carrying out road construction inside Assam’s territory again.
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