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Farmer self-immolation case: Wife files complaint against Assam CM, minister

Tarun-gogoi-480 Assam Chief Minister has been accused for farmer self immolation. (PTI)
Press Trust of India | Guwahati | Posted: February 24, 2014 9:28 pm | Updated: February 25, 2014 9:30 am

Wife of farmer-activist Prabin Boro who immolated himself on Monday filed a police complaint against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Revenue MinisterPrithibi Majhi.

Boro’s wife Purnima Boro’s complaint is registered at the Dispur police station, alleging Gogoi and Majhi’s negligence in granting land ownership papers to the people living on hills in Guwahati. lead to her husband’s self immolation.

The police station has confirmed that the case has been registered. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told reporters that the government will take responsibility of looking after Boro’s family and give a job to his wife. However, Purnima said, “The Tarun Gogoi government is responsible for my husband’s death. The government tortured him.”

“This morning when he set out to participate in the (KMSS) stir, my husband told me that he will die today at any cost for the interest of the public,” she said.”I told him not to go as who would look after our three children if he died. But my husband said he has to die in the greater interest of the people to get their land deeds,” she added.

Pranab Boro (45) had poured petrol on his body and set himself on fire before the state Secretariat during an agitation organised by the KMSS. Boro succumbed to 100 per cent burns this evening at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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