NDFB militants kill three in Assam

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 08:32 hrs

Fresh violence has again unsettled the situation in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) after suspected National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants killed at least two people in two separate incidents in Assam's Kokrajhar and Baksa district on Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.

In the past 24 hours, three people were killed and five others were injured in suspected NDFB militant attack in the state.

A worker of a bridge construction company was killed and two others were injured in suspected militant attack in Baksa district on Tuesday night.

"A six-member armed group of anti-talk NDFB came to the construction site of a bridge at Golagaon near Simala in the district and started firing, in which a worker was killed on the spot and two others were injured," a top police official said.

The deceased was identified as Nikhileswar Barman and the injured people were Pratap Singh and Lakheswar Barman.

The injured were admitted to Barpeta Medical College hospital.

The construction company named Raju Harlalka Construction Company was engaged in the bridge construction at Golagaon since past six months.

On the other hand, suspected militants killed a women and injured two others at Diplai area in Kokrajhar district.

The injured people were rushed to a nearest hospital.

Five people were killed in BTAD in the last five days.

Militants of the anti-talk faction group of NDFB had killed a tea planter in Sonitpur district on Tuesday.

Adilur Rahman, a tea planter was killed and his security guard Motilal Tirkey was injured in a militant attack when they were on their way to Mahalaxmi Tea estate near Chatia.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered the Assam Police to take stern action against the anti-talk bodo rebels after three people were killed in the past 24 hours.

Parliamentary secretaries of Assam state government Bhupen Bora and Rana Goswami rushed to Kokrajhar after fresh violence erupted in BTAD.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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