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Assam: Main accused in police station torching dies in road accident

According to police Islam who was arrested by police on Sunday admitted that he had arms stored in his house and was taken by police to recover the same.

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Guwahati:  The main accused, who allegedly led a mob to burn down the Batadrava police station in Assam’s Nagaon last week, died early on Monday, allegedly in a road accident while trying to flee police custody. 

According to police Islam who was arrested by police on Sunday admitted that he had arms stored in his house and was taken by police to recover the same.

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“Our team went looking for the arms. After the search operation ended, on the way back he tried to escape from the car and the escort vehicle behind him accidentally ran him over,” Leena Doley, SP, Nagaon said, adding that he was declared brought dead by the hospital.

The torching of the Batadrava police station in Dhing circle last Saturday had followed the alleged custodial death of Safikul Islam, a 39-year-old local fish-seller from the Salonabori village.

Police since than have demolished the house of the alleged accused involved in the torching of the police station.

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