Veterinary Surgeon Under Fire for Alleged Rape Case in Diphu


A Diphu sex racket bust operation by women’s organization KNCA (Karbi Nimso Chingthur Asong) has led to the suspension of Dr. Anthony N Phangcho, a veterinary surgeon associated with Wildlife Trust of India by his involvement in raping of minor girls.

The WTI which was closely monitoring the situation has placed Dr. Phangcho’s service under suspension. Bhaskar Choudhury, regional head of WTI Assam, issued the letter yesterday addressed to the Diphu police station.

Dr. Anthony N Phangcho was posted at Bodoland Wildlife Transit Home, Soraikhola forest campus. WTI authority has informed the press that the organization’s image and credibility has been stained due to his involvement in immoral social crime alleged by organizations of Karbi Anglong.

“Posters and banners clearly reported his alleged involvement with the crime to the public particularly on newspapers by the the organization on its June 3 issue,” Bhaskar Choudhury said over phone.

According to reports, no arrest has been made nor has any official action been initiated against WTI by the Assam government or Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council.

Sushanta Roy is a journalist in Assam, India, who photographs and writes about the people, animals and flora of Assam, and the things that affect them.