Border resident declared doubtful voter commits suicide
A resident of an Indo-Bangla border village allegedly committed suicide after he was declared a 'D' or doubtful voter and was not given the form for voter photo identity card in Assam's Cachar district, police said today.
32-year old Arjun Namasudra, a resident of Indo-Bangla border village Haritikar part-I (Subodh Nagar colony) hanged himself yesterday after a case was filed against him in the Foreigners' Tribunal alleging that he was a doubtful citizen.
Namasudra's wife, Basana claimed that he had got the notice twice from the Tribunal but could not appear as he was a poor daily wage worker and had no money to pay the lawyers.
He was very depressed and under tension that he would be deported to Bangladesh any day, she claimed.
"Few days ago, the form for voter photo identity card was distributed in the area. As he was a declared D voter nothing was given to him and this made him more depressed", his wife said.
His father, late Ananta Namasudra, had come to India in 1950 and had a refugee card but Arjun was born in India, she added.