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Arunachal: Road blockade over labourer’s death in Dirak Gate

They demanded the arrest of a contractor who had engaged the labourers in construction work.

NAMSAI-   Hundreds of people on Thursday staged a road blockade in Dirak Gate area in Arunachal Pradesh’s Namsai district in protest against the death of a labourer allegedly due to severe beating, police said.

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Namsai SP told that the labourer, identified as 60-year-old Sab Taye, was severely beaten up by three other workers on Monday. All of them worked together at a construction site.

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Taye, a resident of New Silatoo village in the district, later succumbed to his injuries.

A case was registered and the three accused labourers were arrested, the SP said.

During interrogation, the accused claimed they beat up Taye after he was caught stealing a drilling machine and some other goods from the site, SP said.

On Thursday morning, hundreds of people from all walks of life staged a dharna and resorted to road blockade in protest against the killing.

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They demanded the arrest of a contractor who had engaged the labourers in construction work.

Later in the day, the road blockade was lifted, SP said, adding the situation is tense but under control.

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