Guwahati: A militant belonging to the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) led by Sangbijit or NDFB(S) was lynched and another seriously injured by a mob of people at Singimari in western Assam’s Goalpara district on o nTuesday.
Police informed that two militants had come to extort money from a local resident at Singimari area in Goalpara district.
However, agitated locals nabbed the militants and severely beat them up.
One of the militants died on the spot, while another was seriously injured.
The latter was rescued by the police. The locals also tried to torch the motorbike of the militants.
Fed up with the highhandedness of insurgents especially those from a breakaway faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) or NDFB (Sangbijit), people in certain parts of Assam have come out in the open denouncing the rampant extortion bids by the ultras.
In another incident three persons were injured when police resorted to lath charge and blank fire firing to control mob that attacked a group of NDFB (S) ultras who were trying to disrupt a protest rally against Bodo tribe ultras at Parbajhora area under Kokrajhar district of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District Council (BTC) in the State.
The three persons were injured, one of them seriously, when police opened fire on a group of people clashed with a group of NDFB militants who had come to disrupt a public rally organised by non-Bodo and minority organisations on Tuesday at Parbatjhora to register mass protest against the alleged harassment of non-Bodos in the BTC areas by Bodo tribe militants.
Police informed that a group of suspected NDFB (S) militants stormed into the rally with an intention to disrupt it.
That caused tension at the venue and led to clashes between the two groups.
The police had to first lathi-charge and then open fire in the air to control the situation.
Three persons were injured in the lathi-charge, police claimed.
The injured were shifted to the nearby hospital in Dhubri district. Condition of one of the injured was stated to be critical.