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Woman dies in Assam, is mistaken for woman who kissed Rahul at meet

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Mar 01, 2014 at 10:14pm IST

Guwahati: Shortly after reports of the death of a woman who kissed Rahul Gandhi at a public meet in Assam, the state police issued denials saying that victim was another woman who was not even present during the meet.

"She is not the person who kissed. These are two separate incidents. We haven't found any link so far. Her name was not in the list of the women present at the meet," Jorhat SP Amanjeet Kaur said.

The police disclosed that the victim was a Congress ward member and her death could be a result of an altercation with her husband.

Woman dies in Assam, is mistaken for woman who kissed Rahul at meet

Controversy erupted after the woman was wrongly identified as the woman who kissed Rahul Gandhi at a public meet in Jorhat on February 26.

"We are investigating it as a case of unnatural death. The reason could be a husband-wife feud because as per our investigation, their relationship was not so good," the SP said.

The victim reportedly died of severe burn injuries and her husband too is in hospital with 40 per cent burns. The police have not said if it's murder or suicide.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi held a meeting with nearly 600 women in Jorhat on February 26. During a one-on-one meeting, a woman came from behind and kissed Rahul on the cheek. She was identified as Bonti. News reports on Saturday said that she had died due to burn injuries at the Jorhat Medical College. The police, however, quickly rebutted the claims.

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