One killed in fresh violence in Dima Hasao

Local underground outfit Hills Tiger Force (HTF) has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Haflong (Assam): One person was killed and
three others, including two women, were injured in fresh
violence in Assam`s Dima Hasao district when miscreants
attacked an ethnic Dimasa village and set ablaze 16 houses,
police said on Sunday.

The attackers swooped down on Gaijan village and torched
16 of the 36 houses there last night killing the man.

Local underground outfit Hills Tiger Force (HTF) has
claimed responsibility for the incident.

Police and paramilitary forces have rushed to Gaijan
village and security measures were intensified in the
district, formerly known as North Cachar Hills district, the
police said.

Eight houses were burnt down at Chota Longri village
and chief of surrendered insurgent group Dima Hasao
Daogah(James) James Dimasa, at Haflong on Friday night.

Police arrested two persons yesterday in connection with
the Chota Longri violence and a 12-hour district bandh was
observed by All Dimasa Students Union, Dimasa Women Society
and Dimasa Mothers Association in protest against it and the
killing of Dimasa.

PTI

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