Additional troops have been organized after the incident that took place yesterday. An unclear economic blockade was also launched in the area today by All Assam Tea Tribes Students Association to protest against the killing. The barrier left Nagaland-bound vehicles stranded on the highway.
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, before leaving for New Delhi during the day, said that the Nagaland government has been asked to instantly arrest the suspects in the killing and to hand them over to the Assam government.
He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the labourer who died in the firing.
In the meantime, an Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) delegation leads by former minister Atul Bora visited the border near the tea garden to take stock of the general situation.