GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday ordered the Assam Police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta to initiate a speedy investigation into the firing incident of Karbi Anglong district in which at least two persons were killed on Wednesday night.
Sonowal asked the state police to arrest the culprits and take stern action, said the chief minister’s office (CMO).
On Wednesday night, suspected militants of Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) had fired indiscriminately during a Bisudima (Bihu of the Dimasa tribe) celebration at Kharnaidsha area of Dhansiri in the district; unknown gunmen started firing and killed two persons on the spot.
The deceased were identified as former Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) militant leader Amit Nunisa and Alta Maibongsha.
Police said at least seven bullets hit Nunisa killing him on the spot. Whereas the other deceased, a female, who was nearby also died on the spot after a bullet hit her head.
Two others sustained injuries and were undergoing treatment, police informed. Police also suspected that the motive could be something personal rather than that of the extremist organisation.
The police have recovered AK-series and .32 pistol bullets and 16 bore gun cartridge from the crime scene
Earlier this week, DNLA had called for a 36 hours long bandh in the Karbi Anglong district to mark January 25 as ‘Dimasa Martyrs Day’ as two youths Prabanta Hakmaosa and Mithun Dibragede lost their life in police firing at Maibang railway station while protesting against a government move to include part of Dima Hasao district in the proposed territory of Greater Nagalim as per the Naga Framework Agreement signed between Centre and NSCN (I-M) on January 25th January 2018.