Assam Northeast

Romai tea garden workers gheraoed manager bungalow in protest against coworker’s death on AMCH footpath

The workers of Romai tea garden on Monday gheraoed the bungalow of the garden manger in protest against the mysterious death of their garden worker.

On Saturday, a dead body of a 54-year old Covid positive patient was recovered from the AMCH footpath in Jalan Nagar area of Dibrugarh.

The body was later identified by his family members as Bhim Bhuyan of Romai tea estate.

The agitated workers of the tea garden protested in front of the bungalow of garden manager. Later, security forces were deployed in the area to control the situation.

“Due to negligence of the hospital authority the Covid positive patient died. How could his body be recovered from a footpath in mysterious condition even though his family members didn’t know about his death. The ambulance driver might have dumped him on AMCH footpath,” said a worker of Romai tea garden.

The workers also held the manager of Romai tea garden responsible for the incident.

“After sending him to Covid care centre in Don Bosco the manager didn’t take any information about his health condition. The manager is also responsible for the death of the person,” said Ratan Bhuyan, a relative of the deceased.

“We demand an inquiry on the incident how could the Covid positive patient body was found from the AMCH footpath. The AMCH authority is responsible for his death. We have submitted a memorandum to Health Minister of Assam and demanded Rs 20 lakh for the deceased family members,” said Lakhindra Kurmi, a ATTSA leader.

Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha order SP to do an inquiry into the matter.

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