The folk story of Asampha
The folk story of Asampha narrated by Nrityojoy Hojai goes like- Once upon a time there was a man named 'Asampha', One day he got married and had a child, While his wife was giving birth to their child Asampha was scared to go near her, so by looking that Asampha's wife asked him - " Hey Asampha, while i was giving birth to our child why were you not there with me ? " Asampha replied - " I am not coming near you because i was trying to save my life as even buffalo, pigs get aggressive and attack if you go near them while giving birth so i thought you will also attack me if i go near you. " to this his wife repiled - " Hey crazy man, you are a human being why will i attack you. I love you that's why i gave birth to our child, come and see your child don't be scared. " after listening this, Asampha gathered some courage and came near his wife and their new born baby. After some time the new born baby started crying loudly and was crying continuously, as the baby was not stopping crying so Asampha thought that the baby would be in a lot of pain and started checking the baby's body. After checking the whole body of baby he noticed the center part of baby's head was very soft and was beating slowly along with his heart beat, so when he touched it he thought that the child had a boil on his head, but it was not as it was a new born baby the center part of baby's head is usually soft. Asampha couldn't see his child crying anymore so he took a needle and decided to poke that boil with it, the blood came out when the baby's head got poked by a needle and died on the spot. Later, Asampha asked to his wife - " What should we do with the dead body of their newborn ? " his wife replied - " you have to bury the dead body of our child as the dead and and the liivng cannot live together." therefor, Asampha carried the dead body of his child in his shoulder which was wrapped in bamboo mat and headed towards the river for burying his baby. while he was on his way the dead body of Asampha's child fell from the wrapped bamboo mat, but Asampha have no idea about it and thought the dead body of his baby is still inside the bamboo mat. Asampha buried his baby and was on his way back to home when he noticed the dead body of his baby, but he couldn't recognized his baby and thought - " It is not only his child who died." So, he kicked the dead body of the child and returned his home.
The full story of Asampha in Dimasa language as narrated by Nrityojoy Hojai of Kumacherra village (Cachar)
Asampha thidada mashi gadah ha shoshi shbung dongbane, bu noh jakhane. Noh jabala nana Hjaikah, Nana hajaibala bo buni bih ni rogong ha ning thangyaneh, Buni bih bok shingba - " Hoi Asampha ang nana hajaiba hala ning nan ni degao degao jaba? " Phanthao raja thikane - " Ang nan ni nin ha thangma, angla bachimne grikladu. Nukhai, Mesheb la khaidulao, Hono la waidu lao, Ningbo angkhe waima shti nin rogong ha thangkah la. " buni pore bun bih thikane - " Hoi gibir, ningla shbung dai angla ningkhe maya nangba niseh nini asha jang nana la laba. " bih jang odeh thijaohi Asampha bo gicha sahos klaidada buni bih ni rogong ha phaikah he. Danang la gicha yahon ha ning buni nana garaba shuru jalanglaka, Naibala nanla sha-maphi garadu nana garaba karon muchi mote bo thamaiya odebani bu baokha ne ebu nana ashba mote dukhu maiba nise ebu nana de garaba thaoyaba. danang de Asampha asht nana ni shao naitharbala nana gili ni thilip la miyaobi da ode lup - lup moadu, bu baokha nana ni bokhro ha jamlu jaba ni shai nana shajaodada garaba. Danang la Asampha baokha nai bu jamlu jaba ha gimindi k shepthardada se buni jamlu hamlangba oedbani bu bo nana ni bokhro ha jayba jamlu k shebma nai simi mashi lakha ne, ode bu simi jang bo nan ni bohrp ni thilpip kai eklaka ne, danang la ebajang ning nana ni thilip nishing thi se gor-gor baigtharka ode nana bo thilanglaka. Danang la Asampha buni bih kai shingkha - " Nana thika la nadi klaimah ? "buni bih bih thika e - " Nana thika dai phubma nangre nabani thikadeh githi jang gathang jang la baoshi dongthaoya. " bih ode thiribani Asampha ni nan githi kai yam ha thonhi baindada langkah ne. Danang la buni nana gothi kai dirogong ha phubma ne thangbaha buni nana la yam nishing ning jorolanglakha ode Asampha thamaiya. Asamphala buni nan k yam ni bishing ha ning baouladu ode bo yam kai ning phublaka ne drogong. Dirgong nishing noha phainpinba lama ha se bu nana githi kai nuba nai, Asasmpha la bu nana kai malai ni boahi thikane - " Asampha ni nana shin thireh thi, malai ni bo basha thidu da go. " odeh thidada Asampha bo nana kai ega jang phaiklaka ode noha phailaka ne.