JFA demands probe into Advocate’s death


By- Staff Reporter | Date- January 10, 2012

The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed serious concern at the mysterious death of journalist turned advocate Deva Kumar Das following the simple injury inflicted by a stray leopard in Guwahati on January 7 last.

Deva Das along with two others were wounded in broad daylight by the panicky leopard that was trapped in a residential area adjacent to Navagraha hills at Silphukhuri locality on Saturday. All the injured were admitted to hospital, while Deva Das was given first-aid and released by the attending doctors.

But next morning Deva Das, 49, was found dead at his residence. A bachelor by choice, Deva Das stayed alone with some tenants in the building and the door of his room was not locked from inside when he was seen lying on his bed. His face was full of blood and some clots were observed at the wall as well.

Even the attending doctor Dr PK Padampati of MMC Hospital, Guwahati, talking to the media, expressed shock at this death because the deceased had received nominal injury.

The JFA suspects that the miscreants targeted Deva Das on the fateful night taking advantage of the situation. Once a working journalist, who later took to practicing law, the late Deva Das had lodged an FIR at Chandmari police station a few days back expressing apprehension about the threat to his life following a property dispute. So the journalist’s body urges for a high level enquiry into the mysterious death of Deva Das.

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