One person was killed and five others injured in three separate incidents of violence in Assam’s strife-torn Kokrajhar district late last night, police said.

The first incident took place in Phumti Village under Salakati police outpost, but no casualty was reported from there.

In yet another incident, one person was killed and four others injured when miscreants opened fire in Pakritola village under Fakira gram, they said, adding that one more person was injured in the third incident that took place in Tupimari under Gossaigaon area of the district.

Miscreants opened fire and set some houses on fire before managing to escape after police reached the incident sites and fired at the miscreants, said LR Bishnoi, IGP, Assam (Law and Order).

Ever since violence erupted in the Bodoland Territorial Administered Districts and Dhubri since July 19, over 80 people have been killed, according to official figures.

(This article was published on August 28, 2012)
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