Guwahati: On Monday, two people were killed and 7 others injured after police opened fire to disperse a furious mob in Assam, forcing the administration to oblige indefinite curfew in the violence affected area.
Assam’s Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) S.N. Singh said that the incident takes place after the recovery of a man’s body from Rakshasini area of Goalpara district. The victim, Taher Ali, had been missing since Sunday evening.
Singh said that “The area people attacked policemen who reached the spot to recover the body, which was buried. Hundreds of locals pelted stones at police and damaged their vehicles.”
To disperse the crowd, police resorts to firing that leads to the death of two people on the spot and injury to others, he said.
He said that “We are trying to investigate into the killing of Taher Ali. We suspect that Ali had been killed and buried.”
Some of the people injured in police firing were moved to Guwahati and the condition of two of them was stated to be serious, he said.