Guwahati, Dec 28: The Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has termed the incident of Bordumsa tea estate as “unfortunate”, where angry tea labourers had burnt alive their owner on Wednesday.
“The incident was unfortunate and we are investigating the incident,” the Assam CM said.
“Top police officials had rushed to the area and started investigation. The security at the tea garden area has also been strengthened,” Gogoi said.
On other hand, at least five people were apprehended by police on Thursday in connection with the incident.
Meanwhile, a police sources suggested maoist hand in instigating the tea labourers, who burnt two people including a tea garden owner at Bordumsa in Tinsukia district on Wednesday.
“Maoist has been trying to establish their bases in Upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh,” the sources said.
Several organizations of the state have condemned the incident and demanded a high level inquiry and take stern action against the culprits.