Guwahati: Altogether 15 people were
killed, including five of a family in overnight incidents
across Assam, official sources said on Friday.
Ranjit Bora (23) killed his mother, two sisters and a
cousin brother at Hakubora village in Jorhat district last
night, the sources said.
Trouble began when Ranjit`s married sister Rekha Bora
Barua (28) came back from her marital home. This angered
Ranjit, who hacked her to death, besides his mother Bhon and
younger sister Junmoni (16).
He then killed his cousin Mukut(27), who had been
earlier called to the house by Bhon, and then hanged himself
to death from a nearby tree, the sources said.
In another incident of family dispute, a person called
Amir Ali beat to death his son Altaf at Dipta in Nalbari
district for allegedly creating nuisance and phyically
torturing his mother and grandmother as well as him everyday
in inebriated condition, the sources said.
Altaf surrendered to the police after killing his son.
Another 6 people, including three women were killed in
a road accident in Goalpara district today when the
auto rickshaw in which they were travelling collided with a
speeding truck at Bhalukdubi of Goalpara town.
The dead included the auto rickshaw driver and the dead
In yet another road mishap, two persons on a
motor-cycle were killed at Ramdia in Kamrup (Rural) district
when the dilapidated wooden bridge they were crossing
collapsed and they fell into the water below.
At Sipajhar in Darrang district two bodies were
recovered from the roadside, the sources added.