Guwahati: Noted youth animal activist Vineet Bagaria was found dead on Thursday at his residence on Shani Mandir Road in Dibrugarh, Assam.

According to the police, Bagaria’s family members found him unconscious in his room and took him to the hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

Speaking to the media Additional SP (headquarters) Bitul Chetia said, “Right now, we cannot say anything as the investigation is in the initial stage. It may be a case of suicide but it will be clear only after the post-mortem report comes, whether it is suicide or something else.”

“It could be a case of suicide as he was threatened by Baidullah Khan and Sanjay Sharma for the past several days. We are probing the matter and things will be cleared soon”, added SP Chetia.

His family members have filed a case of abetment to suicide against Baidullah Khan.

Sources said that for the last several years there has been a clash going on between the Vineet family and Baidullah Khan.

Vineet’s father has given space to Sanjay Sarma to run a business but he had given the space to Baidullah Khan.

After a few days, Baidullah Khan open a motorcycle spare parts shop in the allotted space.

Neighbours claimed that the locals in the area were disturbed due to the motorcycle repair shop.

Vineet was a co-founder of Animal Welfare People (AWP) and has been relentlessly working for stray dogs.

During Covid-19 pandemic he and his team provided food to the stray dogs in Dibrugarh, Assam.

His sudden demise a created a pall of gloom in the entire Dibrugarh, Assam.

Earlier, On 4 July, Vineet Bagaria’s father, Kailash Baria Tweeted, ” @DGPAssamPolice

Respected Sir, in reference to my earlier complaint today again Sanjay Accessories hired a criminal minded Person and our life and property in danger. We have also reported Dibrugarh Thana. Please take immediate action for the safety family. Our life is in danger.”

“They are threatening to me and my family that they will kill us. Please provide proper security and also immediate action needs to be done for our safety. They are Illegally making Encroachment in my property and doing illegal business without any Trade License,” read Kailash Bagaria’s another Tweet.