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Truck Driver Mob Lynching : Drivers, Transport Workers Blocked National Highways in Teliamura, Ambassa, Churaibari in Protest, sought Safety & Security for all, Compensation for the Victim Family
TIWN Feb 28, 2021
Truck Driver Mob Lynching : Drivers, Transport Workers Blocked National Highways in Teliamura, Ambassa, Churaibari in Protest, sought Safety & Security for all, Compensation for the Victim Family
PHOTO : Road Blockade in Teliamura Netaji Nagar Bridge. TIWN Pic Feb 28, 2021

AGARTALA, Feb 28 (TIWN): With the alarming increase of crime rates in state, drivers, businessmen don't feel safe here anymore, specially when they are travelling through deep rural areas or on National Highway in night-period. A truck driver was beaten to death in Tripura's Dhalai District's Ambassa. The 54 years old driver was beaten by some miscreants who have also taken away all his cash. Total Rs. 40,000 was allegedly robbed from the Truck Driver after killing him. The deceased has been identified as Pradip Debnath, a local of Teliamura who was returning home from Assam. His assistant managed to escape from the spot. Locals rushed to the spot and were rushed to the local hospital but could not survive.

Nevertheless, this is not the first incident such has taken place in Tripura but similar incidents are on record time to time. Agitators have demanded compensation for the victim, a Job to the deceased person's family member and safety and security of the workers who have to travel in night. 

Increasing kidnapping cases, murders, lynching have created terror statewide in Tripura. Earlier also, many vehicle drivers faced severe attacks in the state. 

The agitators alleged that the bridge remains close in day time but in night it stays open. The incident took place at Salema to Kachuchara area. The agitators raised question, "Why the National Highway is closed ? Why the drivers have to go via other routes but not by National Highway ? Why in day time, the bridge is not seen open but in night hours it is made open ?"

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