Tribal woman alleges assault by army

Last Updated: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 21:33

Dibrugarh: A tribal woman in upper Assam`s
Dibrugarh district today alleged that the army had physically
assaulted her while searching for money hidden by ULFA in her
house but the troops denied her charge.

Mahi Murmu (50) claimed before the police and
journalists that army men came to her house last night and dug
up the floor of her mud hut looking for money that the ULFA
had allegedly hidden in her house.

She also informed the police that an AK-47 rifle was
left behind by the army men in her house.

The police recovered the assault rifle, which was,
however, taken away by an army officer from the police station
claiming it was left behind during the operation in Murmu`s
house.

Defence sources said the search operation was conducted
in Murmu`s house following a tip off that arms and ammunition
were hidden there but nothing was found.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 21:33

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