Guwahati: At least two people were killed while two others were left injured in a fired incident that occurred in Dhemaji district on Monday morning along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
The incident took place in the Panbari area of the Assam-Arunachal border in the district.
According to sources, miscreants hailing from Arunachal Pradesh attacked people on the Assam side who were planting trees and saplings as part of World Environment Day celebrations.
Sources said that miscreants opened fire killing two and injuring two others.
However, there has been no official confirmation of the incident.
The deceased have been identified as Boga Chutia, resident of Borbila Chutiakari village and Monitu Gogoi, resident of Milonpur village, while the injured identified as Puspa Gogoi and Akoni Gohain of Milonpur village.
Local police and the district administration have reached the spot and initiated an investigation into the incident.
Taking to Twitter, Education minister Ranoj Pegu wrote, “”I strongly condemn the act of violence at the Panbari area of the Asam-Arunachal border in Dhemaji, where one person named Boga Chutia of Borbila Chutiakari village of my constituency has been killed, and 3 persons – Monitu Gogoi, Puspa Gogoi and Akoni Gohain of Milonpur village have been injured. District Admin and @DhemajiPolice are on the spot.”
“Very sad to share that Monitu Gogoi has succumbed to his injuries,” later, he further tweeted.
Miscreants also kidnapped three more individuals. Police have launched a search operation to trace the abducted persons.
Earlier, on April 20, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh chief ministers came together to sign an agreement to settle the decades old inter-state boundary dispute between the two states. Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Prema Khandu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in presence of home minister Amit Shah.