An eerie silence prevails in Bujuliban area of Tinsukia a day after suspected ULFA militants gunned down a local businessman and his daughter for refusing to pay ransom.
Security forces are fanning in the entire area to nab the gunmen who sprayed several rounds of bullets on the family members of Nandalal Shah. Shah died on the spot. His daughter succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital. His wife and daughters have been battling for life at Assam Medical College Hospital.
Senior police officials have been monitoring the operation and security forces have cordoned a huge area in search of the gunmen.
Various parties, organizations and individuals have vehemently condemned the attack on the Hindi-speaking business man’s family and demanded immediate arrest of the culprit.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki met Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari at New Delhi on Wednesday seeking funds for maintenance of the damages of roads in the north eastern state during this monsoon. The Chief Minister said that the estimates for damages will be submitted to the ministry of road transport & highways for further consideration. Gadkari assured him of fund for maintenance of the roads and bridges. They also discussed several other issues related to the roads sector in the State.
A former ULFA militants’ body tore apart Akhil Gogoi a day after the KMSS announced list of candidates of his choice for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Friday, the organization alleged that Gogoi struck secret deal with AGP, BJP and AIUDF where he agreed to back a section of candidates in the name of crusade against the ruling party.
They further brought some serious allegations against Gogoi saying that what he said on Thursday are not completely true.
A full grown male elephant is believed to have died in fight with another elephant in the Kaziranga National Park on Sunday. The carcass was spotted in Agaratoli range by a patrolling forest personnel. Forest official suspected that there was something amiss in the park after they heard sounds of animals and noticed unusual behaviour among other animals since Friday evening. The carcass was sent for postmortem. The incident was rare and forest officials were looking into it. Meanwhile, a group of four elephants came out of the Mikirjan camp of the park under Kohora range and injured two persons, damaged seven houses and the Japori Pathar Anganwadi Centre.