One killed, one injured in police firing

Last Updated: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 19:21

Guwahati: A rickshaw puller was killed and a
school student injured when police fired at a rickshaw
carrying ULFA militants at Sualkuchi town in Kamrup (rural)
district today, official sources said.

Two ULFA militants were travelling in a rickshaw pulled
by Maniram Rabha when police fired at them injuring Rabha and
a class four student Deepjyoti Nath (10), sources said.

An ULFA militant Riaz Ali alias Harekrishna Deka
travelling in the rickshaw was nabbed and a hand grenade
seized from his possession, they said.

Both Rabha and Nath were rushed to hospital. While Rabha
succumbed to his bullet wounds in the Gauwahati Medical
College Hospital, Nath was discharged after first aid, they
said.

The two ULFA militants were travelling in the rickshaw
after trying to extort Rs 5 lakh from a gas agency when police
tried to intercept them by firing at the rickshaw, the sources
said.

Meanwhile, police launched a massive manhunt to nab the
other militant who fled during the firing, the sources added.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 19:21

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