The incident took place near Bordumsa where a group of armed rebels reached Anteswar Mahanta's residence at around 7 in the evening.
Initially, they asked the Mahantas to open the door. Then they stormed into the house and dragged Anteswar Mahanta outside the house and sprayed several rounds of bullets from a point blank range.
They further started indiscriminate firing at his son Arun Mahanta and fled away. Both the father and son were rushed to the hospital but only to be brought dead. Arun was former AASU leader in Kakopothar.
Security forces who arrived in the spot a little bit later cordoned off the entire area for several hours in search of the culprits.