Majuli: The wait is stretching, hopes are diminishing. There is a breaking silence in the household of Dr. Bikramjit Baruah. The family is gazing towards the gate, waiting for their dear Bikram to make an appearance, hoping to see his cheerful smile again. Rescue operations are underway to trace Dr. Bikramjit Baruah as prayers for his safe return pour in.
Everyone is haunted by the horrific visuals of the Nimatighat accident and its bone-chilling sight for people who have to travel regularly by Brahmaputra waterways for various reasons.
On Wednesday, a boat carrying dozens of people, bikes and cars capsized in Nimatighat, wherein 87 people were rescued or survived. Nine injured including a couple of children are undergoing treatment at the Jorhat Medical College hospital. Fortunately, all the injured ones are out of danger.
Amid this, the bodies of Parimita Das and later Indreswar Borah’s was fished out from the Brahmaputra river. While Parimita Das died on the way to the hospital after being rescued by the rescue team, Indreswar Borah’s decomposed body was found by the forest officials in Biswanath near Kaziranga.
Dr. Bikramjit Baruah, a resident of Borigaon, Jorhat was reportedly working at Garmur Civil Hospital, Majuli as an ENT specialist. DR. Baruah, married to Dr. Arunima Borah and father of two children, is a joyful person, ready to help people at any time, said by a relative.
“Please return our child, if something misdeed is done by us please spare us," said a relative while offering prayers by the river Brahmaputra.
Showing anger against the government, another relative asserted, “We all know everything about the government, we lost our son not them, it’s all because of the negligence of the government the accident happened.”
On Thursday, a relative of Dr. Baruah, while interacting with Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during his visit to Nimatighat, asked him to help find Dr. Baruah as soon as possible.