Acting on informs about the presence of a group of 5 ULFA cadres in Hebeda village, police launched an act in the area.
In a resulting encounter the militant was killed even as others managed to escape. The slain militant was recognized as Debojit Duara also known as Wangli Asom. His elder brother, also a suspected ULFA militant, was killed in an encounter in 2007.
Police recovered a grenade and some ammunition from slay militant. A considerable combing operation was launched in the area to seize other militants who managed to escape.