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Ten injured in lathicharge in Guwahati

india Updated: Feb 19, 2010 13:48 IST

About ten persons were injured on Friday following a lathicharge by security forces on an irate mob protesting against the killing of a youth whom the Army claimed to be an NDFB militant in Assam's Sonitpur district, police said.

An NDFB militant, identified as Ajoy Boro, was killed in an encounter with the Army yesterday at Helem on Thursday but the local people claimed that he was a timber businessman and not a militant.

Irate residents gheraoed Helem police station this morning and ransacked it following which the police and CRPF personnel resorted to a lathicharge in which ten persons were injured.

Senior police and civil officials rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control though tension continues to prevail in the area, sources added.