STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Death Toll Rises to 45 in BTAD Violence

Two more bodies of have been recovered in Assam\'s Baksa and Barpeta districts today, raising the death toll to 45 in the recent violence in Assam\'s Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD).

Published: 11th May 2014 07:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2014 07:50 PM   |  A+A-

Assam_violence_AP
By PTI

Two more bodies of have been recovered in Assam's Baksa and Barpeta districts today, raising the death toll to 45 in the recent violence in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD).

The body of an eight-year-old boy was recovered from Beki river at Kalgachia in Barpeta while that of a six-month-old boy was found from the same river at Narayanguri in Baksa district, police said.

Baksa district alone accounted for 38 deaths, while seven died in Kokrajhar as suspected NDFB(S) militants unleashed violence in the two districts since May 1.

The situation in the trouble-torn area was limping back to normal with necessary steps being taken to rehabilitate inmates of Bhangarpar relief camp at Baksa.

Police claimed the violence was unleashed by the NDFB(S) but the victims alleged that supporters of a particular political party had attacked them as they did not vote for the party's candidate.

Investigations into the violence has been handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Meanwhile, leader of the principal opposition party in the state AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal today visited Nanke Khagrabari area at Narayanguri and distributed relief material to the affected persons under the aegis of two NGOs -- Ajmal Foundation and Markazul Ma'arif.

 

Also Read:

Families Reluctant to Return to Site of Mayhem in Assam 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp