Assam violence: Curfew relaxed in Baksa, Kokrajhar, Chirang; death toll at 34

Last Updated: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:19

Zee Media Bureau

Guwahati: As the toll in the savage attacks by Bodo militants in Assam rose to 34, a National Investigationg Agency (NIA) team will visit the state on Monday.

Meanwhile, with no fresh incident in the last two days, the state administration today relaxed curfew in violence-hit Baksa, Kokrajhar and Chirang districts of Assam.
The central and state security personnel along with the Army are working relentlessly to bring the situation back to normal.

The Defence Ministry has already deployed 43 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces and 10 more companies are being sent.

The ministry has also deployed 15 columns of the Army comprising approximately 1,500 soldiers.

IGP LR Bishnoi claimed a major attack was averted on Sunday with the killing of two NDFB-S militants in an encounter at Baksal village in Udalguri district where they had gone to unleash violence in nearby villages.

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After initial refusal, family of 18 people killed by Bodo militants on Sunday buried their dead after the Assam government assured to punish the culprits and provide security to the people living in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD).
After initial refusal, family of 18 people killed by Bodo militants on Sunday buried their dead after the Assam government assured to punish the culprits and provide security to the people living in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD).

The government has announced to pay Rs six lakh each to the next of kin of the victims.

A relief camp has been established by Baksa district administration and 498 persons from violent affected areas under Gobardhana police station have taken shelter there.



First Published: Monday, May 5, 2014 - 08:30

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