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Five more Biharis killed in Assam

November 23, 2003 15:53 IST

Unidentified people have killed five more migrants in Assam, taking to 51 the toll in this week's violence.

Three Biharis drowned in the Brahmaputra river in Tinsukia district after they were thrown in with their hands and feet bound, Inspector General of Police Khagen Sharma said on Sunday.

Two persons were hacked to death in a remote village in Tinsukia, he added.

The violence is believed to have been triggered by an attack on Assamese train travellers in Bihar this month.

This followed reports of attacks on Bihari students who came to Assam to take tests for railway jobs.

Assam is one of India's richest states in terms of resources, especially tea and oil, but residents complain that jobs too often go to people from outside.

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This is happenung in different parts of the country,different parts of a state,different parts of a district,different members of a family....!Should you wish to see ...

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In villages till today the person who is doing a crime they keep them out from the group. President should put such rule and keeo ...

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The very diversity of India which make us proud, carries the germ of communalism in it. It pains to see that even after 50 years ...

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What's happening is Assam is really wrong. This will give a good chance to ISI and other pakistan backed agencies to pave their way to ...

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