Gorukhuti Violence: 11 injured undergoing treatment at GMCH


Guwahati: At least 11 people have been admitted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for treatment following a clash at Gorukhuti in Darrang District of Assam. The clash erupted during an eviction drive by the district administration on Thursday. 

Out of the 11 people, 3 are police officials and the rest 8 are illegal settlers involved in the clash. The injured were brought to GMCH and were admitted to various departments based on their injuries.

The three police officials are DSP Amritraj Choudhury, Apurba Rahang and Munir Ahmed.

Speaking to News Live Dr. Abhijit Sarma, Superintendent, GMCH said that Police official Munir Ahmed (58) has internal bleeding in his head with a Calvarial fracture and a facial fracture. 

“DSP Amritraj has an outer head swelling and is stable now. We will still keep him under observation for the next 24 hours and then only we will be able to discharge him.  Apurba Rahang is also under observation. He was hurt in his head and the stitching was already done in Sipajhar. Out of all, Munir Ahmed’s case is serious due to the head injury. Although he is stable now, we have to keep him under observation,” said Dr. Sarma.

“From the general public, one Razia Khatun is suspected to have bullet injuries. We have decided to keep her under observation and then we will perform surgery. Another patient Jalil Haq has a compound fracture in his forearm and he is stable now,” informed Dr. Sarma.

Another 13-year-old boy was also injured and was brought to GMCH and is stable now. The others injured suffered soft tissue and leg injuries.

The names of the patients admitted at GMCH are as follows:

  1. Jalil Haque
  2. Hamid Ali
  3. Fakaruddin
  4. Rejiya Khatun
  5. Jahir Uddin
  6. Ashraful
  7. Sahar Ali
  8. Sarifuddin
  9. Amritraj Choudhury
  10. Munir Ahmed
  11. Apurba Ranghang

A clash had broken out between Assam Police and illegal squatters at Gorkhuti in Darrang District on Thursday after thousands protested against the government’s ongoing eviction drive.