LAMKA, August 10 (NNN): In protest against the attack on its office on August 9 evening by an irate mob, employees of the electricity department staged a sit-in protest in Churachandpur district headquarter Lamka today.
The people got frustrated when there was a power cut on that evening when local favourite MC Mary Kom playing in the semi-final of the Women’s 51 kg bout in the London Olympics.
The people turned into a mob and started ransacking the Churachandpur Electricity department office at Tuibuong, located about a km away from the district police station.
The angry people swarmed towards the electricity office and started attacking the office between 6:15 pm to 7 pm.
They were frustrated as their long wait to watch the semi-final of the 51 kg category of boxing between local favourite MC Mary Kom and Nicolas Adams was not fulfilled as the power supply played spoilsport.
The mob broke the keys of every room and turned their ire on the furniture including chairs, iron cupboards which contained files and ledgers.
Most of the tables and chairs were damaged while keys of some iron chest were broken and were pushed down on the floor
Window panes of the office were smashed and the frame were also pulled out with files spread on the floor of the office buildings and things became a jumbled-set.
Earlier on Friday morning, the employees tried to sit near the Churachandpur district police station but they were dispersed by the police as they failed to obtain the prior permission of the district deputy commissioner.
Speaking to the media, executive engineer of the electricity office Tunzalian said they were blamed for the failure of the power supply which was not in their control.