New Delhi: Curfew has been imposed and the Army deployed in the town of Kokrajhar, Assam, after nine people including one woman were killed and 15 others were injured in clashes between two groups. Prohibitory orders have been issued as well. The situation in the town is said to be tense.
A 14-year-old boy, Zakir Ali, was stoned to death by unidentified persons in Narabari area of Kokrajhar Road, the sources said.
Four cadres of former insurgent outfit Bodo Liberation Tigers were shot dead by unidentified persons at Joypur area under Kokrajhar police station of Kokrajhar district on Saturday night, the sources said.
Four others were injured in Kodalduha area in an armed attack, they said. Curfew was clamped on the town from noon and section 144 CRPC imposed in the district with the army deployed in sensitive places, the sources said.
Bodoland Territorial Council chief Hagrama Mohilary urged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to send more forces to the BTC area.
Appealing to the people to maintain peace and harmony he alleged that the disturbances was a 'political conspiracy to defame the Bodo people'.
Mohilary said any attempt to break communal harmony would be seriously dealt with.
With additional information from PTI