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Blast,fresh violence in Assam,4 bodies found

After a calm of 10 days,fresh violence broke out in parts of lower Assam today following recovery of four bodies,pushing the overall toll in the four violence-hit districts to 61. An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Chirang district

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati |
August 6, 2012 3:24:27 am

After a calm of 10 days,fresh violence broke out in parts of lower Assam today following recovery of four bodies,pushing the overall toll in the four violence-hit districts to 61. An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Chirang district.

In the evening,a powerful explosion went off near Goreswar in Baska,another district that is part of the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Council,leaving three persons injured. The blast occurred at around 4.30 pm.

While two bodies were found in Chirang,the other two were found in adjoining Kokrajhar district.

Trouble began last evening when autorickshaw drivers Aamir Ali and Mahidul Islam from Bongaigaon district went missing in Kokrajhar. When their bodies were recovered from Champabati river today morning,a mob blocked National Highway 31 in adjoining Chirang and started pelting stones. A government-run transport bus was damaged while the driver and conductor were injured.

Chirang district was already tense over recovery of two bodies in Borlao village earlier in the morning. Local sources said the two were among the three persons who had left a relief camp under Bijni police station yesterday without informing authorities. The dead included a man and his son.

Chirang Superintendent of Police Kumar Sanjiv Krishna said: “They left the camp without informing anybody and without any security. Since then they were untraced.”

Chirang,incidentally,is one district where the authorities had managed to send back around 20,000 people to their villages from relief camps.

Inspector General of Police (Bodoland Territorial Areas District) S N Singh told PTI that one person had also been reported missing in Kokrajhar.

Additional reinforcements of police and paramilitary forces have been rushed to the area. With PTI

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