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Inmates dies in Dibrugarh Jail, authorities’ hand over body to family members in wheelchair, family alleges human rights violation

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Dibrugarh, June 14: A grim situation gripped Dibrugarh Central Jail after an inmate who died inside the jail was handed over to the family members in a wheelchair. As per sources, the deceased was identified as Shailaja Borgohain from Tingkhong’s Gandhia Puroni village died mysteriously in Dibrugarh Central Jail.

The incident highlighted the gross violation of human rights on Thursday. According to reports, Shailja Borgohain, resident of 2 No. Gandhia Puroni Gaon in Lengeri, Tingkhong, mysteriously died in the Dibrugarh Central Jail.

It came to light that after his death, the jail authorities placed his body in a wheelchair and handed it over to his family, the act was seen as a grave insult to humanity. Shailja Borgohain had been brought to Dibrugarh Central Jail just three days ago.

On Thursday, he was granted bail, and his family came to take him home. Instead, they were allegedly handed over his deceased body, posed as if he was merely ill. This has led to a heated situation in front of the jail, with the family refusing to accept the body.

A team under Dibrugarh police station officer-in-charge Raju Bhadhur Chetri came and took the body for postmortem.

The family members have lodged a case at Dibrugarh police station “a case has been registered and we will start an investigation,” said a police official.

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