Assam: Land dispute claims one life in Hailakandi

Section 144 CrPC clamped in Hailakandi district


A clash in connection with a land dispute in Hailakandi district’s Mohonpur on Sunday claimed the life of a youth. One person was severely wounded in the incident.

Sources said two groups of people had heated altercation over a plot of land with one group suddenly attacking the other with sharp weapons resulting in instantaneous death of a youth named Abhijit Sharma Mazumder, a resident of Bhatirkupa Part III village. One person identified as Pratap Ray also sustained grievous injuries. He has been shifted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital.

Police rushed to the spot soon after the incident and dispersed the mob. Security has been beefed up in the area.

Tension prevailed in Hailakandi town with a group of persons laying seize to the Sadar Police Station. Police tried to pacify them and had to resort to a mild lathicharge to disperse them.

Apprehending further breach of peace and tranquility, the Hailakandi district administration clamped Section 144 CrPC in the entire district yesterday evening.

Superintendent of Police, Pabindra Kumar Nath said the situation is by and large peaceful with no reports of any untoward incident since last evening. “Though the situation is peaceful so far, it is under sharp watch,” added Nath. DIG (Southern Range), Dilip Kumar Dey is also closely monitoring the situation.

Three persons have been arrested in connection with the incident. Police is on the look out for other persons involved in the incident.

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