Suspected militants shot five people in Assam, two injured.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assured to take strict action against criminals, sent ministers Tapan Gogoi and Keshav Mahant to the spot
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh said strict action would be taken against the culprits
- Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condemned the killing of innocent people
- ULFA (Independent) suspected of being killed by militants
Kheronibadi (Assam): On Thursday night, suspected ULFA (Independent) militants shot five people dead in Kheroni of Tinsukia district of Assam . Two others were injured in this attack.
Police said that out of the five people, three were members of the same family. He told that a group of assailants equipped with state-of-the-art weapons came to this village near Dhola-Saadiya bridge and they called five to six people out of their house at around eight o’clock in the night. A police officer said that he fired indiscriminately firing on them and then escaped in the darkness of the night. The police suspect that the gunmen were associated with the ULFA (Independent) militant organization.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condemned the “killing of innocent people” and expressed condolences to the bereaved families. He said, “Strict action will be taken against the criminals of this cowardly violence. We will not tolerate such kind of action. “
Sonowal said that he has instructed the state ministers Tapan Gogoi and Keshav Mahant to go to the spot with DGP Kuladhar Saikia.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while expressing grief over the incident, said that strict action will be taken against the guilty of this abominable crime. Singh took stock of the situation by talking to Chief Minister Sonowal.