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Tension in Assam town after bus set ablaze

Tension gripped Nikasi town in Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) after a mob set a bus ablaze following a road accident on Wednesday morning in which a man was killed, police said.

india Updated: Dec 23, 2015 19:16 IST
Police said the mob stopped the bus and set it afire after the vehicle hit retired teacher Manmath Medhi, killing him on the spot.
Police said the mob stopped the bus and set it afire after the vehicle hit retired teacher Manmath Medhi, killing him on the spot.(File Photo)

Tension gripped Nikasi town in Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) after a mob set a bus ablaze following a road accident on Wednesday morning in which a man was killed, police said.

There was, however, no report of any injury to passengers of the bus.

Police said the mob stopped the bus and set it afire after the vehicle hit retired teacher Manmath Medhi, killing him on the spot.

Moments after the accident, people gathered in a large number and set the bus on fire.

The bus was carrying people to a rally organised by the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) in nearby Kadamtal area.