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Assam: Mob attacks police station, 2 killed

K Anurag in Guwahati | May 25, 2008 23:52 IST

At least two people, including a woman, were killed when police opened fire on a mob that tried to attack a police station at Krishnai in Goalpara district in western Assam. Curfew was clamped in Goalpara after the incident.

About ten people, including policemen and Central Reserve Police Force personnel, were injured in the clash. The mob, which stormed the police station, was trying to free ten people who had been arrested by the police on charges of abduction and murder of a tribal villager.

Official sources said that the police had arrested the ten people, who belonged to the minority community, from Kharihari village on Sunday morning. The arrests were made after the body of Suren Rabha, a missing villager, was recovered.

The district has been witnessing tension between local tribals and members of the minority community since Friday. The tension was triggered by the 72-hour bandh, called by a Rabha tribal organization, to demand the implementation of the Sixth Schedule in Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council Area.

The administration clamped indefinite curfew in the district following the police firing on the mob. Two senior police officials and a few CRPF jawans were also injured in the clash with the mob.

A few critically injured people were shifted to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital.