Two killed in police firing in Assam

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 09:23 hrs

Goalpara: Two persons were killed and more than ten others injured when police opened fire on a mob which turned violent after the recovery of a body in Assam's Goalpara district today.

The body of the 50-year-old cowherd, who was missing since yesterday, was found this morning at Mailapathar area near Rakshashini forest of the district after which locals turned out in large numbers to protest, official sources said.

The mob turned restive and attacked the police with sticks and stones injuring two policemen.

Following the violence, the police opened fire to disperse the mob, killing two and injuring more than ten, three of them seriously.

The dead have been identified and the injured have been admitted to Goalpara Civil Hospital. The seriously injured have been referred to Guwahati Medical College Hospital.

The situation in the area was stated to be tense and senior police and civil officials were camping in the area, the sources added.

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