Bhupen Choudhury dies in Indian Army custody, Khairabari, Assam, Sep '97

Bhupen Choudhury from his Hotel suspecting to be linked with NDFB (National Democratic Front of Bodoland, an armed opposition group active in lower part of Assam) and took him to the army camp at Khairabari. One Mr. Krishna Kanta Sarma was also picked up by Army from the Bhergaon weekly market with Mr. Bhupen Choudhury. In the Army camp 67 years old Mr.Bhupen Choudury was brutally tortured and he died in the Army camp on 14 Sept '97 due to in human torture. On 14 September at arround 9-30 P.M. Army handed over his dead body to the Khairabari Police. The Khairabari Police carry his deadbody to then earest Hospital, where Doctor confirmed his death.


the Army said that Mr. Bhupen Choudhury died due to heart attack, when he was taken in the Army custody to show some hideouts of the millitants. But the eye witnessand local people confirmed that the hole body of the victim was full of puncture marks. Local people and various organisation including MASS, ASSU demanded a Judicial enquiry of the incident. The District Administration of Darrang ordered a Magisterial enquiry and did a VEDEO recording of the Postmortem and send the incident to the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi.