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.
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.
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.
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.