Thursday, July 29, 2010
BDO Ratua assaulted.
MALDA,28 JULY: In order to save 20000 villagers of Debipur under Ratua block of Malda from the ongoing flood caused by the river Fulohar, the B.D.O of Ratua convened an all party meeting yesterday at the block office. This Was unanimously resolved in the meeting that an all party delegation would visit the island of Ruimari to explore the possibility to channelise the river through the middle of island so that a large part of surounding villages could be saved. Accordingly, an all party team under the leadership of Mr. Subesh Bera, B.D.O, Ratua proceeded to the spot this morning. But they were hindered by the dwellers of the island who apprehended an ensuing danger behind the decision. They mob attacked the B.D.O and assaulted him and his companions badly. Eventually, the team returned in the face of the massive and violent protest from the dwllers of the Ruimari island. No FIR has been lodged yet in this regard as the sources said.