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Centre rushes forces to Assam, toll 14

The Centre rushed additional paramilitary forces to Assam on Monday to assist the state administration after last night's massacre by the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) militants as the toll rose to 14.

india Updated: Oct 05, 2009 23:21 IST

The Centre rushed additional paramilitary forces to Assam on Monday to assist the state administration after last night's massacre by the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) militants as the toll rose to 14.

Five of the injured in the attack on Balichung Dimajuli village in Sonitpur district succumbed to their injures on Monday while bodies of Duleswar Pradhan, a school teacher of Diring Primary School, and Manju Devi an AASHA worker, were found, officials said.

Union Home Ministry sources said in Delhi that acceding to the request by the Assam government, CRPF personnel have been dispatched to Sonitpur district, but their exact number was not known immediately.

Assam DGP Shankar Barua was attacked by protesters armed with bows and arrows when he was returning to Tezpur after reviewing the situation with ministers, the sources said.

Three persons were injured when the DGP's security guards fired on the protesters, the sources said.

The injured were admitted to the Tezpur civil hospital.

Barua's pilot car was partially damaged in stone throwing, they said.