Tensions prevail in Tinsukia, Assam over the murder of a tea garden worker

Guwahati:  Tensions prevailed in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district as one Jacky Biger, 37, a chowkidar of Betjan Tea Estate was murdered on Tuesday night.

As a result of this incident, The All Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) called for a shutdown in Tinsukia district in Upper Assam on June 24th, 2020 protesting the murder.

Hundreds of tea-garden workers including women and children in presence of top tea-belt leaders blockaded the National Highway 37 at Makum triangle, a town next to Tinsukia, 9 kilometers south on June 23rd, 2020.This resulted in a long queue of vehicles on Digboi and Kakopathar road.

In the meantime, Assam Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA), Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) and Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) along with many other tea organizations took to the streets keeping the body on the road for several hours.

According to sources, Jacky Biger was attacked by sharp weapons and killed on the spot while on duty.

Image Source: Northeast Now


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