Four killed, eight injured in Assam police firing

Four jute farmers were killed and eight others injured when police opened fire to quell a group of cultivators.

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2011, 16:02 PM IST

Besimari: Four jute farmers were
killed and eight others injured when police opened fire to
quell a group of cultivators who blocked national highway 52
in protest against minimum support price of their products
near Dalgaon in Darrang district on Monday, police said.

Police resorted to firing when lathicharge had failed
to disperse the agitators who blocked the highway for a long
time halting movement of vehicles. Later they turned violent
and attacked the policemen injuring eight of them.

In the firing four farmers were killed and eight
others injured who were admitted to Mongoldoi Civil Hospital,
police said.

Senior district police and civil officials have rushed
to the spot.

PTI