Guwahati: A decision was taken by the Assam government to fast track the trial of Deven Dutta, the doctor mercilessly killed by the mob at the Teok Tea Garden in Jorhat last week.
The State Government has also instituted an inquiry in this regard as per the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal. Commissioner and Finance Secretary Shyam Jagannathan is asked by the government to carry out the inquiry regarding this crime.
Sonowal assured the widow of the slain doctor over a telephonic conversation that justice will be served and strict action would be initiated against those who took law in their hands.
On the other hand, a delegation of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) slammed the role of the Chief Minister and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for not being able to come out with a statement regarding this heinous killing of the doctor on duty on Wednesday.
If the government fails to book the culprits and deliver justice to this brutal killing, the IMA threatened to launch a countrywide stir.
On Saturday, the doctor was brutally attacked and killed by a mob of agitated garden workers over the death of a laborer. When the labor was admitted into the hospital, he was in a critical condition but the doctor was not present there. By the time the doctor reached, the patient and already died and this enraged the people who took all their anger out upon the doctor and beat him to death.