At least five people were injured when a bomb went off in a bus in Siliguri, north Bengal, on Sunday, for which the National Liberation Front of Bengalis (NLFB), a new anti-Bodo outfit in Assam, has claimed responsibility.
The NLFB, about which the police have no information, has also threatened to carry out more such attacks unless the “harassment of Bengalis” in Assam stops.
The bomb, which was probably hidden in luggage, exploded when most passengers had got off to have lunch.
“Two letters signed by one Abhijit Das were found inside the bus,” said Amit P Javalgi, superintendent of police, Jalpaiguri.
The supposed signatory to the letter said he was a member of the NLFB and the blast was meant to send the message that the outfit would no more tolerate the “harassment of the Bengalis by Bodos” in Assam.