Garden manager assaulted

Dibrugarh, May 8: A tea garden manager was injured after he was attacked by two labourers of Bamunbari tea estate under Moran police station in Dibrugarh district of Upper Assam this morning.

The incident took place around 8.30am when brothers Mewalal Rabidas and Karthik Rabidas, after a brief altercation, attacked the manager, Amlan Kishore Dutta.

Moran circle inspector of police N.N. Borgohain said both brothers have been arrested and the situation in the tea garden was under control.

The tea estate belongs to the Andrew Yule Tea Company, a government of India enterprise.

Dutta, 52, who suffered hand and head injuries, was provided first aid at a private nursing home in Dibrugarh and then was flown to Calcutta for further treatment.

Sources at the tea estate said there was some altercation between both the sides over alleged encroachment of a tea garden plot by the two brothers.

“The garden management had been serving notices to them for quite some time to vacate the land, but both of them were adamant. The manager had called the duo to discuss the issue this morning, when the incident took place,” an employee of the garden said.

Abita chairman Satyakam Hazarika described the incident as an unfortunate one.

and expressed hope that the situation will remain under control.