LAKHIMPUR: Lastly, a wished absconding felony, Gerjai met an sudden dying on Thursday. Together with his dying, the phobia in Dhakuakhana subdivision beneath the district has come to an finish and the headache of Lakhimpur Police is over.
Notably, Raju Baruah, resident of Bhati Jalbhari village of Dhakuakhana, who was infamous as Gerjai, fled from the lock-up of the Dhakuakhana Subdivisional Justice of the Peace Court docket by breaking the window of the bathroom room on August 16. Since then he had been absconding.
On August 16, Gerjai was taken from Lakhimpur District Jail to current earlier than the Dhakuakhana Subdivisional Justice of the Peace for the listening to of instances No. GR-263/19, GR-75/21 and GR-106/21, which have been beneath trial. Together with him, two extra criminals, recognized as Jatin Tamuli of Bordoi Bam beneath Ghilamora Police Station and Sunti Das of Hujgaon, managed to run away. Nevertheless, Dhakuakhana Police handle to catch Jatin Tamuli from No. 1 Bantow Gaon on the identical day, however Gerjai and Sunti Das couldn’t be traced.
On Thursday morning, Gerjai was observed by native public whereas he was hiding within the water of a stream at Kilakili village beneath Ghilamora Police Station of Dhakuakhana subdivision. Then the general public knowledgeable the police and tried to catch the felony. At the moment, Gerjai rushed on the public who had overwhelmed him, earlier than the police personnel arrived on the spot. Later, police recovered the felony in a crucial situation and shifted him to Dhakuakhana Subdivisional Civil Hospital. The attending physician declared him introduced lifeless. Then Government Justice of the Peace Abhijat Borah arrived on the hospital and in his presence, Dhakuakhana police despatched the physique to Lakhimpur Medical Faculty and Hospital for autopsy.
Notably, Gerjai was the opposite identify of terror in Dhakuakhana for a decade-and-half. He was concerned in varied crimes like housebreaking, looting, rape and homicide. Round 8 instances in opposition to him have been registered in Dhakuakhana, Ghilamora and Gogamukh Police Stations. He was apprehended on September 24 final 12 months at Kapouhuwa village beneath Dhakuakhana subdivision. Dhakuakhana Police, led by Subdivisional Police Officer Soumarjyoti Bhuyan and OC Niranjan Baruah, needed to launch a two-hour lengthy operation to catch the felony at a home situated on the mentioned village.
Police managed to catch him after an encounter when the felony tried to flee by attacking OC Niranjan Baruah and yet one more particular person. At the moment, police personnel shot at his leg after which he was admitted to Assam Medical Faculty and Hospital, Dibrugarh the place he was beneath therapy for an extended interval. Later, he was shifted to Lakhimpur District Jail.