Fresh violence rocks Assam’s Kokrajhar, Dhubri

August 26th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, Aug 26 (IANS) Fresh incidents of violence were reported Sunday from Assam’s troubled Kokrajhar and Dhubri districts.

Police recovered the body of a missing person near Bogribari area in Dhubri district Sunday morning, while two people, including a woman, were injured in an attack by a group of miscreants in Salakati area of Kokrajhar district, a senior police officer said.

Five bodies were recovered from Chirang district Saturday evening, following which an indefinite curfew was clamped in the district and which continued Sunday.

Following the Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) suspending its indefinite bandh to protest against the arrest of it’s legislator Pradeep Brahma last Thursday, the indefinite curfew in Kokrajhar district was relaxed from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Brahma was arrested for his alleged role in the violence.

The three districts of western Assam - Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri - have since July 19 witnessed violent clashes between the Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslim settlers, which claimed 86 lives till Sunday.

The violence has displaced over 400,000 people - the majority of whom are still living in relief camps in the three districts.

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