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Chakma body demands impartial probe into trooper's death

IANS  |  Guwahati 

A social organisation working for the welfare of Chakmas in on Saturday urged Union Home Minister for an impartial of Inquiry into the alleged custodial killing of Rifles personnel Kamal Mitra in

The All Social Forum (AICSF) said was brutally assaulted at his battalion headquarters at Jalaki in on March 10 when he went to submit a leave application to visit home in Mizoram.

He was thrown out of the premises. "Some passers-by spotted him and handed him to Rifles authorities, who admitted him to Jorhat military hospital in He died on Saturday (March 18)," said AICSF Deputy Secretary General Victor Talukdar.

He alleged that the behaviour of Rifles officials and hospital doctors was suspicious since they claimed sustained injuries after a fall from a building. However, Talukdar said did not have head injuries but only suffered fractures in the leg, hand, and thigh.

The AICSF leader said Chakma, while undergoing treatment at the hospital, hinted to his parents that he was brutally beaten up by his colleagues.

The AICSF demanded a post-mortem at Dibrugarh Medical College or Guwahati Medical College to ensure impartiality in investigations and a of Inquiry by officials other than those of Rifles battalions based in



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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 19:52 IST