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2 killed in Assam ethnic violence

Fresh violence erupted in Karbi Anglong district. One of the victims was beheaded and other was attacked with spears on his head.

india Updated: Nov 02, 2005 22:50 IST

Fresh violence erupted in Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday where two persons were killed by a group of unidentified people who attacked their bus between Diphu and Dhansiri, police said.

A group of about 25 people in civil dress waylaid a bus coming from Diphu towards Dhansiri at Charchari around 3.35 pm with spears and machetes, district superintendent of police Krishna Das said.

One of the victims was beheaded and the other was attacked with spears on his head. He succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital, Das said.

The other 13 passengers, driver and conductor of the bus fled towards Dhansiri when they were ambushed, he said, adding, the identity of the attackers and victims were yet to be ascertained.

At least 89 persons were killed in ethnic violence between the warring Karbi and rival Dimasa tribes in the district since September 26 last.

First Published: Nov 02, 2005 18:37 IST