Around 15 youths from Assam have alleged that they are being tortured by one Alom in Tamil Nadu and have been under house arrest in an unknown place in the coastal state.
A video of the youths appealing for help has gone viral on social media on August 26th, 2019. In the video, a youth is heard saying, “We came here in search of jobs. Around 15 youths from Dibrugarh, Charaideo and other places of Assam are here. We were working under one Alom, who originally hails from Silchar. He did not pay our salary, forcefully locked us in this room and threatened with dire consequences.”
The youth also said in the video, “They snatched our money, mobile phones and other important documents. We are locked in this room for the last two days.” The youths further requested the Assam Police and the Assam government to rescue them at the earliest.
However, the authenticity of the video is yet to be ascertained.