Assam, Dec 12: Indreswar Borah, one of those killed in the Majuli boat-capsize, was married to Ruprekha Senapoti Borah, now a widow, appointed by the Cabinet. This decision was highly applauded by the people of Lakhimpur and the district administration.
As a result of the Cabinet’s approval, the wife of Indreswar Bora and Paramita Das’ sister will receive government jobs. The Majuli boat-capsize boat capsized in the Brahmaputra had claimed the lives of both Bora and Das.
This was after a collision with another double-engine ferry named SB Tikirai on September 8, the single-engine ferry named Ma Kamala capsized in the Brahmaputra.
Indreswar Borah had, however, recovered his wife along with the other passengers on the ferry as they could be rescued after the tragic accident.
But his whereabouts were unknown until September 12 when his body was found at the Bhasa Tapu area under Biswanath Ghat at the edge of the Brahmaputra. Later his body was cremated at his house campus on the same day.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister of the State, called on the family of Indreswar Borah at their residents in the Madhavpur village of the Pahumora Kanduwa Pothar township in Lakhimpur district on September 30.
As he met with Prabhat Borah and his widowed mother-in-law Ruprekha Senapoti Borah, he expressed his sympathy and condolences to the family.
In addition to Ashok Singhal, the Minister for Guwahati Development, Urban Development and Irrigation Affairs, as well as Manab Deka, the Lakhimpur MLA, also visited the family.
During a later interaction with media personnel, the Chief Minister said that actions were being taken by the State Government to compensate the family.