Fresh violence in lower Assam, 5 killed

Last Updated: Sun, Aug 05, 2012 14:30 hrs

Five people were killed in fresh round of violence that rocked parts of lower Assam here on Sunday, ending the ten-day calm in the region and pushing the overall toll to 61.

Three bodies bearing bullet wounds were found in Chirang and two from Kokrajhar district, where one person is reported missing, the police informed.

Superintendent of Police, Chirang, Kumar Sanjiv Krishna said the three - father and his two sons - had left the camp for displaced persons at Kawatika village of Chirang district on Saturday afternoon and their bodies were found on Sunday.

Interacting with mediapersons, Krishna said, "They left the camp without informing anybody and without any security. Since then they were untraced. Today we found their bodies at Borlangshu village at Chirang district."

In Kokrajhar, Inspector General of Police (Bodoland Territorial Areas District) S.N. Singh said that two more bodies have been recovered, while one person was reported missing.

Additional reinforcements of police and paramilitary forces have been rushed to the affected areas, Singh added.

Night curfew continues in Kokrajhar and Chirang, which are part of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts, and Dhubri. (ANI)

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