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5 Bengalis shot dead in Assam

5 Bengalis shot dead in Assam

Reports suggest the terrorists belonged to the ULFA’s Paresh Baruah faction, the ULFA-Independent. But the outfit has denied any role in the attack.


The terrorists were in battle fatigues and randomly picked five people at gunpoint from Kherbari Bisonibari area and killed them by the bank of the Lohit river.


Assam police chief Kuladhar Saikia and top officers rushed to the spot about 500 km from state capital Guwahati.

The Army has launched a massive counter-insurgency operation along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The Assam Rifles is keeping a vigil on the porous Indo-Myanmar border.


The victims have been identified as Shyamlal Biswas, Ananta Biswas, Abhinash Biswas, Subal Biswas and Dhananjay Namsudra, all Bengalis, the police said.


Several Bengali organisations have called for a 12-hour bandh in Tinsukia district Friday (Nov 2) to protests the killings. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also said the Trinamool Congress will take out rallies in different parts of the state.


Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also condemned the attack on Twitter, reports NDTV.