Eviction Drive Violence: AAMSU Calls 12 Hour Darang Bandh
To dispurse the unruly protesters, the police lathi charged and fired some rounds of bullets on them. In the police firings, two protesters reportedly died.
GUWAHATI: Assam Minority Students' Union (AAMSU) called a 12-hour long Darang district bandh in protest against the killing of two protesters in Garukhuti, Sipajhar on Thursday.
During a massive eviction drive by the district administration against the government land encroachers, thousands of local people staged protests in the area.
While the administration appealed to the protesters to leave the place, some of them tried to attack the police turning the protest violent.
To disperse the unruly protesters, the police lathi-charged and fired some rounds of bullets on them. In the police firings, two protesters reportedly died.
Protesting this the AAMSU called the district bandh which had partially impacted the day-to-day life. Some other organizations also extended support to the bandh.
It is to be mentioned here that the second day's eviction drive at Dhalpur No. 2 on Thursday suddenly turned violent when a large number of encroachers attacked the police team. In retaliation, the police had to fire to disperse the mob and killed two encroachers. Six police personnel also got injured in the fracas.
One of the two killed was Sheikh Hamid (12), son of Khalek Ali of Kirakara under Sipajhar Police Station. The other unidentified man succumbed to his injuries on his way to Sipajhar PHC.