Guwahati/ 23rd April’2018 (Prag News Desk):
Crimes against humanity and sensational incidents have become an everyday cup of tea, as it seems.
Sensational news continue breaking our TV screens every single day. The latest being of a case reported from Barpeta’s Sarthebari after a group of suspected illegal migrants encroached huge area of land in the Kaldi area and also attacked the locals.
Land encroachment and crime committed by illegal migrants are no new issue, yet the state government and the Centre have taken no pro active action against the increasing crime happening in the state. People in the state have been facing acute social and economical problems as most of the jobs even in menial sectors are taken over by illegal migrants.
The houses burnt in Barpeta by a group of illegal migrants took place on Friday, but the case was reported only on Sunday when a police team came and started to investigate the matter based on a complaint filed by locals.
The locals alleged that a group of people which they suspect to be “Illegal migrants” came to encroach a massive area of land where the built houses over just a night. They further alleged that they even used construction equipment to dig ponds and fisheries in the area.
The locals claimed that the incident took place on Friday when one of their community personal was out fishing and suddenly a group of suspected illegal migrants reach to the pond where the person was fishing and started a fist fight without any ‘reason’. Later the attack turned violent, followed with attack on women and burning of houses of the locals late night.
All the injured people have been taken to the nearest hospital for first aid and immediate treatment after news of people’s houses burning spread like wildfire in the nearby villages.
The suspected people identified as Ilham Ali, Anar Ali, Saddam Ali, Hamid Ali, Sanuwar Ali and Tamser Ali, have been arrested by the police and an FIR has been filed against these suspected migrants, though the real cause of the incident is still need to be ascertained.
Investigations are under process.