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    Assam Polls: BJP leader in Tinsukia killed; 1 arrested

    The 48-year-old leader, Devananda Gogoi, was stabbed by a local youth while he was working in the backyard of his home.

    Guwahati: Assam Polls: BJP leader in Tinsukia killed; 1 arrested

    Days ahead of Assam assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) booth president of Buridihing Gaon Panchayat in Tinsukia was allegedly stabbed to death on Thursday evening.

    One accused has been arrested in connection with the alleged murder. The accused was identified as Joy Chandra Gogoi, who belonged to the same village as the victim.

    Reportedly, the 48-year-old leader, Devananda Gogoi, was stabbed by a local youth while he was working in the backyard of his home.

    Gogoi was rushed to the Barsumsa Government Hospital in nearby Arunachal Pradesh, where he succumbed to his injuries.

    Responding to a condolence tweet of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam DGP, GP Singh informed about the arrested of the accused in the alleged murder.

    Singh also said that an investigation is underway and efforts are made to recover the murder weapon.

    Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday condoled Gogoi’s death via Twitter.

    The incident has sparked tension in the entire Margherita Legislative Assembly constituency, to which the slain leader belonged.

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