One killed, 8 injured in Assam clashes

October 3rd, 2008 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Oct 3 (ANI): Following clashes between two groups in Assam’’s Udalguri District on Friday, at least one person was killed and eight were seriously injured.
On Thursday, a group of people belonging to the minority community allegedly stole some cattle from the Bodo-dominated Mohanpur village, following which the situation in the district has become tense.
The villagers attacked the minorities and clashes followed.
According to reports, Assam Police and village defence personnel rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control.
Police personnel who had camped in the area on Thursday night returned on Friday following which clashes erupted again seriously injuring six Bodo villagers.
On Friday, clashes broke out in Simaluguri village of Udalguri District where two Bodo villagers were seriously injured and admitted to Tezpur Civil Hospital.
The situation was brought under control after senior police officials rushed to the villages but tension again escalated in the district after an unidentified body, belonging to the minority community, was recovered from the campus of the Deputy Commissioner’’s office in the afternoon. (ANI)

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