41 killed & 2 lakh people homeless in Assam racial violence.

Assam violenceKokrajhar: One more person was killed in police firing during fighting between minority immigrants and Bodos in lower Assam’s Dhubri district while fresh violence in Baksa district left four persons badly injured on Thursday.

Indefinite curfew and shoot-at-sight orders sustained in worst-affected Kokrajhar district where 25 persons have lost their lives while night curfew is on in Chirang, which accounted for 15 deaths, and Dhubri where one person was killed.

IGP LR Bishnoi said on Thursday that one person was killed in police firing during violence between two warring groups in Dhubri district on Wednesday night to take the death toll in the racial clashes to 41.

Official sources said that the incident might be a fall-out of the intense violence which has gripped lower Assam. Over two lakh people are taking shelter in relief camps while 11 are still missing.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi is scheduled to visit the affected areas later in the day.

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