[India], Nov 2 (ANI): Assam's Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta on Friday announced compensation of Rs 5 lakhs to the family of the people killed by the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) terrorists.
Five people, identified as Ananta Namasudra, Abinash Namasudra, Subal Das, Dhanai Namasudra and Syamal Biswas, were killed by the ULFA terrorists on Thursday in Bishnoimukh village near Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Tinsukia district of Assam.
Earlier in the day, Mahanta and Assam Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, accompanied by Director General of Police, Kuladhar Saikia, visited the spot to take a stock of the situation, even as some local women blocked the Dhola-Tinsukia highway and burned tyres in agitation.
In the wake of the same, the All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation called for a 12-hour shutdown in Tinsukia town as a sign of protest against the killings.
Yesterday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had also condemned the attack in Tinsukia and directed the law enforcement agencies to take stern action against the perpetrators. (ANI)