Curfew relaxed in Assam`s Karimganj district

Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 13:10

Karimganj: With no fresh incident reported,
authorities on Saturday relaxed curfew in violence and arson hit
areas of Assam`s Karimganj district.

The army staged flag marches throughout the night to
instil confidence among the people and prevent violence which
broke out yesterday after the recovery of the body of a
student of Karimganj College, Aharar Ahmed, who was kidnapped
five days ago, official sources said.

The Army and BSF personnel from neighbouring Hailakandi
and Silchar districts as also the CRPF were brought in to
control the situation,

The curfew was imposed at 6:30 pm yesterday after 13
houses were set ablaze.

The body was found yesterday on the basis of leads
given by five persons, including four women, picked up for
questioning.

Ahmed`s body was buried this morning at his home village
of Monsangon village in Bhanga area after a post-mortem
examination at the Silchar Medical College Hospital, Dig
Southern Range Binod Kumar Gupta told PTI.

On Thursday evening, 5000-strong mob had set ablaze the
house of the suspected kidnapper Salimuddin at Bhanga between
Badarpur and Karimganj town and then torched 23 other houses,
three roadside food joints and a wine shop demanding that
Aharar be found.

The mob was also angry over the alleged failure of the
administration to prevent sale of country-made and India Made
Foreign Liquor and gambling leading to break down of law and
order and increase in crimes in the area, the sources said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 13:10

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