Four killed in Kokrajhar; BTAD toll at 15

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 13:22 hrs

Trouble-torn Assam's Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) witnessed fresh violence again as miscreants killed four people in Kokrajhar district on Friday night, officials said on Saturday.

The incident took place at Jiaguri under Lakhiganj police station in the district around 11 pm on Friday, where four members of a family, including a child and a women, were killed and two others injured in the attack.

With this, the death toll in BTAD violence rose to 15 since Nov 10.

On the other hand, security forces arrested Monu Kumar Brahma, an Executive Member of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), from his residence in Kokrajhar in connection with the recent killings.

"The Executive Member was arrested in connection with the recent killings and the police recovered two AK-47 rifles with magazine, 60 rounds of live ammunition from his residence," said Assam Police IGP GP Singh.

Meanwhile, the Army staged flag march in new violence-hit areas of Kokrajhar and Gosaigaon on Saturday.

As many as 65 paramilitary companies have been deployed in the trouble-torn BTAD areas so far.

The Assam government on Saturday has asked to the Union government to deploy more companies of paramilitary force in BTAD.

In a separate incident, security forces recovered two crude bombs from Dhubri and arrested three people on Saturday.

The bombs were recovered from Dharmasala area.

The nabbed people were identified as Abdul Majid, Abdul Ahmed and Ajijur Sheikh.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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