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One killed in Sukanjuli Firing Range

A Correspondent
Tamulpur, July 4: One person was killed on Monday evening in Sukanjuli Firing Range along the Indo-Bhutan border under Darangamela police outpost in the district of Baksa. The deceased person has been identified as Albinush Tudu (23), son of Deniel Tudu of the village Hartola along Indo-Bhutan border in the district of Baksa. According to the local people, training of firing and explosive blast for Indian Army is going on at Sukanjuli firing range, which is the only firing range in the Northeast.

On Monday evening, Albinush went to Sukanjuli firing range with his friends to collect splinters and parts of explosive. While Albinush was waiting for splinters with his friends hiding inside a bunker on Sukanjuli hill, suddenly splinters of explosives hit Albinush’s head and he fell on the ground. Albinush was shifted to Kumarikata State Dispensary by his friends, but the doctor declared him dead.

At night, a team of Darrangamela Police outpost recovered the body of Alibinush and on Tuesday morning, police arranged to send the body for post-mortem. Some people, including teenagers and students of nearby villages who belong to BPL families, go to the firing range to collect splinters of explosives and these are sold in the market. They have taken this up as their livelihood.

Conscious people of the locality have demanded to erect a boundary wall along Suksnjuli firing range which is open and where people can enter easily though a secret way. People have also demanded implementation of some schemes which can open livelihood opportunities for the youths of the area so that they do not have to indulge in such dangerous activities to earn their daily bread.