Suspected ULFA militants kill businessman in Assam

Suspected ULFA militants killed a businessman at Kamalabari chariali area in Majuli island of Assam Friday, a police officer said.

Jorhat: Suspected ULFA militants killed a businessman at Kamalabari chariali area in Majuli island of Assam Friday, a police officer said.

The motorcycle-borne assailants fired at Shivaji Prasad (36) from close range seriously injuring him, Jorhat Superintendent of Police Amanjeet Kaur said.

The businessman succumbed to his wounds on way to hospital, Kaur said.

Prasad had received bullet injuries in his chest, thigh and stomach, she said and added, the bullet in his thigh was immediately extricated by operation at Kamalabari Primary Health Centre from where he was referred to Jorhat Medical College Hospital.

Shivaji was called out to the Gormur-Kamalabari PWD road by the two youths to talk about a business issue before they shot at him, she said.

He is the owner of a brick klin of Kamalabari in Majuli area, the SP said.

So far nine persons were picked up from the area in connection with the case, Kaur said.

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