GUWAHATI:A seventh grade student was on Saturday shot dead by unidentified assailants in connection with a land dispute between two tribes in Nagaland’s Tuensang district. Official sources said the incident occurred some 40km away from district headquarters of Tuensang.
According to reports, four people donning India Reserve Battalion (IRB) fatigues, abducted the student and later shot him dead. The victim belonged to the Chang tribe.
Within hours, hundreds of Changs staged a protest march across the town and attacked the office of the DCP and the nearby SP Office .
Due to the tight security, the protesters could not ransack the office of the DCP, but they attacked the SP office with stones and also damaged some vehicles parked on the premises.
Following this, the police fired in the air to quell the mob,” Alem Jongshi, DCP, Tuensang, told Express.
He added that the situation had been brought under control and personnel from the police, IRB and AR were patrolling the streets to prevent the violence from spreading to nearby areas.
A night curfew has been in force in Tuensang and neighbouring areas for the past few days.