KOKRAJHAR: The United Bodo People's Organization (UBPO) on Monday expressed deep shock over the unfortunate death of two young Bodo girls in Guwahati city on Sunday morning.
Talking to this correspondent, the general secretary of UBPO, Anil Basumatary said that in a tragic incident, budding talent Priyanka Boro (21) lost her life on Sunday morning at Hirimbapur, Kharguli in Guwahati in a massive landslide. He said the incident took place at around 6 am when Priyanka was cleaning her house. A large chunk of mud and soil eroded from the hills crushed her. She was a student of Guwahati College, he added. Priyanka secured the highest marks in music in the HSLC examination of 2015 and she was an expert in classical dance, folk dance and Bihu dance. She had performed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Assam, Basumatary said, adding that she had received accolades and awards at both national and international levels. He also said that she was scheduled to go to London for a dance recital.
Basumatary said that on the same morning, Rupali Mashahary, a Grade IV employee of Little Flower School at Hatigaon in Guwahati, was found dead in the pond of the school. He said that according to media reports, she drowned in the pond when she had gone to feed the pig in the campus. He, however, suspected something fishy behind her death. Basumatary demanded a proper inquiry into her death and adequate compensation to the bereaved family. He said that Rupali hailed from Missamari of Sonitpur district.