Jorhat (Assam): A controversy has arisen over the death of a woman allegedly killed by her husband for “kissing” Rahul Gandhi, but top police officials and the local Congress MLA have denied her presence during his interaction with women party workers in Jorhat this week.
According to her neighbours as well as some of the women who attended the interaction, Bekajan Gaon Panchayat councillor Bonti Chutia (38) had died after her jealous husband allegedly burnt her for planting a kiss on the cheek of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during the interaction.
This has been denied by Jorhat district Superintendent of Police Amanjeet Kaur stating “Bonti was not present in the interaction with Rahul Gandhi at Kachari Maiden in Jorhat on
February 26 evening”.
“I have gone through the list of the 600 women who attended the interaction and Bonti Chutia’s name is not there. Her case is unrelated to Gandhi’s interaction meet,” Kaur said.
Local MLA and Congress General Secretary Rana Goswami and APCC chief spokesman Mehdi Alam Bora told the media that inquiries at the party level from its district and local units revealed that Bhonti did not attend the meeting.
“Also video footages showed that she was not present in the interaction. All those who attended the meeting entered only with security cards issued by the SPG. And Bonti’s name is not there. Her death has no connection with Rahul Gandhi”, Congress chief spokesman Bora said.