An awareness campaign was organized at Modati playground, Kazigaon, Kokrajhar on Thursday on superstition in the society. The progarmme was organised by Kokrajhar police under project prahari to create awareness on witch hunting and superstition. “Project Prahari” is an initiative by Assam Police for participatory development and people friendly policing to fight social maladies and deprivation.
Mentionable that acting on a telephonic information, February 19 afternoon, regarding confining and assaulting of three persons in Modati village by some villagers suspecting them as witch at the nearby forest, polcie rushed to the spot and rescued the victims namely Nirjoy Rabha (50), Parimal Rabha (47) and Sarothi Bala Rabha (44) with grievous injuries on their persons. They were immediately admitted to Dhubri Civil Hospital for better treatment. Nirjoy Rabha succumbed to his injuries on way to Gauhati Medical College Hospital.
A case was registered at Kazigaon polcie station No. 10/2019 U/S 120(B)/447/342/326/307/302 IPC, R/W Sec. 4/5/7/9 of Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Act, 2015 and being investigated. As many as 17 accused persons have been arrested so far in connection.