- NET Web Desk
On Tuesday, August 24, a college student from Assam’s Lakhimpur district, who was critically injured in a machete attack at Dhemaji, has succumbed due to her injuries.
She has succumbed to her injuries in a private hospital in Dibrugarh where she was undergoing treatment on 25th of August 2021.
Reports of her death were already circulating in the media were found to be false later.
Identified as Nandita Saikia, a resident of Dhakuakhana in the Lakhimpur district, the deceased girl was pursuing her B.A. third-semester from Maridhal College in Dhemaji.
According to sources, Nandita was attacked by Rintu Sarma with a machete, locally referred as dao in borad daylight on Saturday, August 24.
She was waiting for the bus along with her fellow classmate Kashmira Dutta and her father Deba Dutta at the Dhemaji bus stand.
The three injured were immediately admitted to the Dhemaji Civil Hospital.
But, seriously injured Nandita Dutta was sent to Dibrugarh for further treatment.
The attacker Rintu Sharma has been arrested by police.
According to Nandita’s family, the accused youth’s family reportedly went to the girl’s house, a few days prior to the incident.
They arrived Nandita’s house with a proposal of marriage but her family had turned it down.