Guwahati :Police killed oneand captured four in an encounter with ULFA operatives in Lichchubari hillock, near Hengerabari, a residential area which is hardly one and a half kilometers away from Assam’s capital city Dispur on late Thursday evening. Police sources said that a team of police and special commando force reached the Lichuchbagan hillock at 11.00 PM as they had some specific information about the presence of a group of ULFA militants in the area. When they reached the top they noticed some people moving around suspiciously and asked them to stop. The group responded by throwing a grenade on the petrol and tried to run away. The grenade missed the target and exploded nearby. Police retaliated and one youth was injured. After a brief fight, the police managed to catch four of them. The injured was sent to GuwahatiMedicalCollegeHospital immediately where he was declared dead on arrival. Police also recovered one grenade, explosives, other materials and incriminating documents from the spot. It may be mentioned that on Wednesday ULFA militants had triggered a blast at Hengerabari chowk and injured 3 people. The day before yesterday militants triggered another blast in Ganeshguri, also a nearby place which had again injured 2 people. Meanwhile the four-day special summer session of Assam Assembly has ended this evening and it is believed that ULFA was trying to disrupt the session.
7 Sep 2014 - 4:05pm | AT News
Medical reports of the two school girls in Karimganj district who were found hanging from a tree recently refused any rape incident.
The post mortem conducted at the Silchar Medical College has confirmed that the duo had committed suicide.
Sources told Assam Times that the report received on Saturday night has clearly said that the girls had died of asphyxia as a result of suicidal hanging.
The report has clear mention that there was no evidence or sign of any sexual assault or intercourse.
The family members have not lodged any complaint on the incident after a section of the villagers found the bodies hanging on a tree with the two ends of a same rope at a dense forest bordering Bangladesh.
The girls had gone missing after school on Thursday. While one girl was in Class VIII, the other was in Class IX.
The state election commission in Assam has rescheduled the Karbi Anglong Autonomous council polls to June 17 to get 26 members elected for the 30 member autonomous body.
According to the revised schedule, the polling will take place on June 17 from 8 in the morning till 4 in the afternoon and repolling, if need be, will take place on June 20 and he counting is slated for June 22.
RUPAK DAS, BAKSA: After a brief lull, rhino poaching has struck Manas National Park. Forest guards recovered the carcass of a full grown rhino at Dauzeng of the Bhuyapara range of the national park on Saturday. The horn of the animal which was believed to have been killed two or three days back was missing. The carcass bore three injury marks. The rhino was brought to this park along with four others from the Pabitara wildlife sanctuary in 2012 under the project Indian Rhino Vision-2020(IRV-2020). With this, the number of rhinos killed in this park has gone up to 8.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty