Violence continues to rock India’s lower Assam


Violence on Sunday continued to rock India’s lower Assam, where two persons were injured in a fresh attack in Kokrajhar.

Six persons, inmates of a relief camp, died in an attack at Amguri Bazar in Chirang district on Saturday night taking the death toll in the month-long mayhem to 86, police said.

State IGP (law and order) L.R. Bishnoi told Indian media that unidentified persons attacked and left injured two persons near Salakati Railway Station in Kokrajhar at around 4 am.

The injured have been admitted to the Bongaigaon Civil Hospital.

Night curfew is continuing in the troubled districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri after violence that started from July 19, in which more than four lakh people have been rendered homeless with most residing in relief camps.

Military presence in the areas is continuing.