A dead body was recovered from Makrijora village under the Bogribari police station in Kokrajhar district and two persons were injured when they were attacked by a group in Kokrajhar district. Angry protesters blocked the National Highway-31.
On Saturday, five persons of a minority community were killed in Chirang district of Bodoland in Assam. Anti-talk ULFA militants, under commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah, have warned of attacks on "Indians" in Assam if "atrocities" on Assamese people continue in other parts of the country.
"The atrocities on Assamese...must be stopped immediately, failing which we will be forced to take necessary action on Indians living here," said Paresh Baruah in a signed statement.
Hardliner ULFA, in a statement to the media houses, said 14 people had lost their lives in different states following the threat carried out by SMS and MMS. It further said: "We will target people of that state where attack on Assamese takes place." ULFA has in the past orchestrated a series of killings against the Hindi-speaking people.
IGP (law and order) LR Bishnoi said: "Unidentified persons attacked and left two persons injured near Salakati Railway Station in Kokrajhar at around 4 am. The injured include a woman and a child." The injured, belonging to the minority community, have been admitted to the Bongaigaon civil hospital. Bishnoi said police was not ruling out the hand of militants in the Saturday incident. "We are probing and we will be able to ascertain if militants were involved in the Chirang incident."
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has rushed six ministers to Bodoland to take stock of the situation. Night curfew is continuing in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri.