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One dead, two injured in police firing in Assam

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 18:12

Dhubri: One person was killed and two others were injured in firing by the police after they were attacked by a mob at a rally in Assam`s Dhubri district today, police sources said.

The police were attacked following the discovery of the presence of two Bodos, suspected to belong to the militant Bodo anti-talk NDFB (Songbijit) faction, at the rally for non-Bodos at Kusakati on Dhubri district`s border with Kokrajhar, the sources said.

The people beat up the two Bodos and burnt a police vehicle leading the police to make a lathi-charge and when it failed opened fire injuring three persons, the sources said.

The three injured were admitted to the Dhubri Civil Hospital, where one of them, Hyat Ali, died, they said.

The two Bodos were arrested, they added.

First Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 18:12

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