Assam: One killed, two injured in police firing, bombs recovered



Mangaldoi: One person was killed and two others injured in police firing while two powerful bombs have been recovered from Kalaigaon in Assam's Darrang district on Tuesday, official sources said.

A group of unidentified miscreants vandalised several shops at Dollong Ghat area under Kalaigaon police station and the protesting local people gathered in front of the shops early this morning.

The people got agitated when the police arrived late and an argument followed and when the police started to leave after completing the investigations, the people chased them and started pelting stones.

The police subsequently opened fire to disperse the crowd and the bullets injured three persons seriously with one of them, identified as 17-years old Pankaj Deka, succumbing to his injuries at the Mangaldoi Civil Hospital.

The situation was tense but under control, the sources said.

Meanwhile, two powerful bombs have been recovered from a house near Kalaigaon College this morning, the sources said.

The owner of the house, Bimala Boro, spotted the bombs kept near the verandah and immediately informed patrolling army personnel nearby.

The bombs were later defused, the sources added.

PTI