Assam clash toll rises to three; inquiry ordered

With one person succumbing to injuries in hospital, the death toll in the clash between farmers and police here rose to three on Thursday, officials said.

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2011, 15:24 PM IST

Guwahati: With one person succumbing to injuries in hospital, the death toll in the clash between farmers and police here rose to three on Thursday, officials said.

The person died in the Guwahati Medical College Hospital
in the wee hours today, while 59 injured are also being
treated in the hospital.

All the injured suffered wounds due to stone pelting,
lathicharge and use of tear gas shells, though the actual
cause of the death was yet to be ascertained, they said.

Meanwhile Assam Government has ordered an inquiry by
Additional Chief Secretary Surajit Mitra into the clash
between the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) activists and
the police yesterday.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi condemned the incident and
said the rally was held on the issue of eviction of
encroachers but the government had already declared that those
who had been residing on government land in Guwahati city area
for more than 15 years would be given land rights.

PTI