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Assam driver’s death in Mizoram Jail: Truckers’ Union demanded Investigation

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SILCHAR-   The Silchar Truck Drivers’ Association has demanded a high-level investigation into the death of an Assamese driver who was found dead in a Mizoram jail on Friday night.

Vanlalfaka Ralte, SP of Kolasib district, told media that Fayaz Rehman Mazumdar, 30, a resident of North Hawaithang village in Cachar district, had hanged himself inside his prison cell.

Mizoram police arrested Fayaz at the inter-state border in Kolasib district on September 28 after he allegedly produced someone else’s Covid negative test report and claimed it to be his.

Ramandeep Kaur, SP of Cachar (in Assam) also said there were allegations that Fayaz was producing fake Covid test reports at the border several times.

“He repeatedly did that despite several warnings. Mizoram police recently arrested him and informed us about it. He was produced before the court and sent to custody. As he was arrested under violation of Covid-19 protocols, the charges against him were strict. We do not know whether he was suffering from any mental health issues, but as per reports, he died by suicide,” she said.

Meanwhile, suspecting foul play, the Silchar Truck Drivers’ Association demanded a high-level probe into the “mysterious” death.

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