Violence spreads to other parts of Assam
Violence in lower Assam’s Kokrajhar spread to neighbouring Chirang district on Sunday where five persons were killed, even as the toll in the group clashes shot up to 17 in the two districts.
Unidentified miscreants hacked to death three persons in Hasrao Bazar of Chirang district this evening, police said.
In another incident in the same district, two persons were shot dead by a gang at Mongolian Bazaar in Bijni town, they said. A vehicle was also set ablaze earlier in the district.
Meanwhile, in trouble-torn Kokrajhar district, a DIG-ranked police official and three others were injured in a mob attack, while the death toll in the district rose to 12 with the recovery of three more bodies.
IGP (Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts) S N Singh told PTI that DIG S Kumar and Kokrajhar Additional Superintendent of Police Amar Choudhury were on their way to assess the situation.