Assam: No let-up in violence, toll 17
Eight more deaths have been reported in communal clashes in Assam even as a deputy inspector general (DIG) of police was injured on Sunday while trying to control the disturbances.india Updated: Jul 23, 2012 01:42 IST
Eight more deaths have been reported in communal clashes in Assam even as a deputy inspector general (DIG) of police was injured on Sunday while trying to control the disturbances.
The death toll has thus gone up to 17. Three bodies were recovered in Kokrajhar district on Sunday while five persons are reported to have been killed in Chirang district, .
Trouble erupted on Friday night, when four young persons of the Bodo tribal community were hacked to death by residents of Muslim-dominated Jayapur village in Kokrajhar.Curfew has been clamped in Kokrajhar from 6pm to 6am. There were reports of conflicts between Bodo tribals and immigrant Muslims in the district.
"The situation in Kokrajhar district is still tense. Additional forces have been deployed. On Sunday, there were sporadic incidents in Chirang," said SN Singh, inspector general of police, Bodoland Territorial Areas District.
The Kokrajhar district administration has set up 26 relief camps. The district, 400 km west of Guwahati, is under the Bodoland Territorial Council.
At Fakiragram in Kokrajhar district, an agitated crowd gheraoed the convoy of DIG S Kumar to protest the arrest of 10 persons in connection with the killing of three Bodos.
First Published: Jul 22, 2012 21:59 IST