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Assam: Fresh violence after farmer killing

Posted on Nov 12, 09:31PM | IBNS

Fresh violence erupted again in the Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD), when a farmer was killed by miscreants in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Monday.

The incident took place at Bhumka area under Gosaigaon sub-division in the district, where a farmer was shot dead in miscreants firing.

The deceased farmer was identified as Ali Hussain.

"Miscreants killed the farmer, when he was busy in his paddy field," a top police official said.

It was the third incident that three people were killed by miscreants in three days.

Meanwhile, police arrested 15 people, suspected in connection with the incidents.

"We picked up 15 persons suspected involvement in the incidents," the official said.

District administration has sounded high alert in Kokrajhar district after the incidents.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ordered to the district administration and Assam police to take necessary action against the those who are trying to incite tensions once againin BTAD.

At least 39,000 people are still in relief camps in Dhubri, Kokrajhar and Chirang district after they were displaced in the recent violence in BTAD, where at least 80 people were killed.