Nilkamal claimed his political science graduate son, Kirtikamal, was innocent and alleged that the police played defensive in imposing an attempted murder charge on his son to deflect the case. “The incident sparked a massive protest in the neighborhood. Many organizations, political parties and civilians have raised their voices against the inhumane and irresponsible act of the police. After seeing all of this, the police tried to deflect the case by imposing a charge of attempted murder,” he said. Nilkamal runs a small nursery to support his family. Kirtikamal is his second son.
He said, “Everyone in Nagaon City knows him. No one can point the finger at him alleging his involvement in illegal activities. We too want strict police action against drug trafficking in the district. The police have done a good job dealing with drugs in the neighborhood. But that doesn’t mean the police can harass innocent people. They can’t shoot anyone without a valid reason. Why would people go out into the streets if Kirtikamal wasn’t innocent?
Meanwhile, protests demanding justice for victim Kirtikamal and punishment for accused police personnel continued into the third day of Tuesday in the city of Nagaon. Angkita Dutta, president of the Assam Pradesh Youth Congress, joined the protest and demanded an impartial investigation into the case.