3 killed as BSF fires at violent crowd in Dhubri

Updated - June 13, 2016 06:13 am IST

Published - February 16, 2013 03:06 am IST - Guwahati:

Three persons were killed and one was injured when Border Security Force personnel opened fire at a crowd which vandalised a barricaded panchayat counting centre at Hatsingimari in Assam’s Dhubri district, bordering the trouble-torn Goalpara district, on Friday.

An indefinite curfew was clamped in the Hatsingimari police station area following the incident, in which several police and BSF personnel were injured in stone throwing.

Additional SP P. Dutta told The Hindu that the BSF and police bid to prevent the mob from forcing its way triggered an angry outburst. The crowd swelled in number, resorted to stone throwing, and barged into the counting centre at the Sub-divisional Office. As the situation took an ugly turn, the BSF personnel opened fire.

The police said some people had resented delay in the counting process and a group clash between supporters of the ruling Congress and the All India United Democratic Front added to the tension.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.