Assam communal violence: Fresh violence in Kokrajhar kills three
After maintaining three days silence, a fresh violence reoccurred in Assam's super-sensitive Kokrajhar district killing three and injured two.
This fresh violence occurred just a day after when four dead bodies were recovered from Kokrajhar-Dhuri border area. This fresh violence has prompted the authorities to to impose indefinite curfew in Kokrajhar district and in the Dhubri and Bilasipara subdivisions of Dhubri district.
According to reports, unidentified men killed three people and injured two in the Raanighuli area on the Kokrajhar-Dhubri border Monday night. Indefinite curfew has been imposed in the entire district.
The two injured have been admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.
Tension escalated in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) that comprises Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri district. Violence between the Bodos and Bengali speaking Muslims killed 56 people in the BTAD area last month, resulting in about 400,000 people being displaced.
On Sunday, four bodies were recovered, two in Kokrajhar and two in Chirang.
Indefinite curfew, which had been in force in Chirang district since Sunday, was Tuesday relaxed from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
A four member team of the National Human Rights Commission is in Kokrajhar to take stock of the relief and rehabilitations measures. The team will visit various relief camps in violence hit areas for the next two days. So far, 116,000 people have returned from relief camps and the administration has been able to close 95 relief camps.
--With IANS Inputs--
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