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Toll in Assam massacre up to 34

March 25, 2004 14:31 IST

The toll in Wednesday's massacre of Karbis by the Kuki National Army in Assam's Karbi Anglong district has risen to 34 with the recovery of five more bodies during the night, police said on Thursday.

The district superintendent of police and other officials were supervising rescue and relief operations, the police added.

Meanwhile, normal life was paralysed in Karbi Anglong district in response to the 10-hour bandh called by the Autonomous State Demand Committee in protest against the violence.

All offices, educational institutions, markets, financial institutions remained closed. Vehicles kept off road even though trains plied as usual.

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