DIG Central range Dr. L R. Bishnoi said that at least 15 people are still missing as hundreds of villagers fled away to neighboring forests after the incident to save their lives. According to Dr. Bishnoi, Militants on uniform entered Ampahar village, under Howarghat police station at about 8.30 PM and fired indiscriminately at the villagers. Soon after they walked away from the village.
This is not the first time extremist has attacked migrant workers in Assam. In between 2000 and 2007, in a series of attacks on Bihari workers, ULFA butchered more then 350 people. Recent series of violence occurred in January-March, this year that took at least 90 lives of Bihari migrants in different places of Assam.