Barpeta (Assam): Two students were Wednesday
killed when police opened fire to quell a mob which set ablaze
a government office in the district.
The activists belonging to All Assam Minority Students
Unions were demanding cancellation of updating of the National
Register of Citizens, police said.
They said the students went on the rampage and torched
the building in the premises of the deputy commissioner`s
After a lathi-charge failed to disperse the students,
who also set fire to several vehicles and indulged in
stone-throwing, police opened fire, killing two students, they
The mob then headed towards the main market and ransacked
shops and business establishments, they added.
Police and senior civil officers rushed to the area to