Youth Congress leader shot dead by constable in Assam

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 21:11

Tinsukia: A Youth Congress leader was allegedly shot dead by a police constable in Guijan police outpost in Tinsukia district of Assam, official sources said on Monday.

Guijan block Yuva Congress General Secretary Kartick Das had gone with three persons to file an FIR at the police outpost last night, about 7km from Tinsukia town police station, they said.
Following an argument between OP in-charge Madan Shyam Sinha and Das, constable Thaneswar Phukan, who was present there, allegedly in an inebriated condition picked up his rifle and fired upon the Congress leader from a close range killing him on the spot, sources said.
Angered by the killing, people today gheraoed the outpost demanding action against the culprits, they said, adding that both the constable and OP in-charge were arrested, they said and investigations are on.

First Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 21:11

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