Unknown gunmen fired multiple rounds and lobbed a grenade in Balajan Tiniali, Kokrajhar of Assam today. The unknown attackers came dressed in rain coats at the site and fired indiscriminately upon innocent bystanders killing 12 and injuring many others.
Police and security forces rushed to the scene immediately and killed 2 attackers in an operation. The identities of the 2 slain attackers have not been determined as of now with the chief of Kokrajhar police saying that the NDFB was behind the whole incident. Local Police has also taken into its custody the auto rickshaw in which the attackers arrived at the site
Rs 5 lakhs in compensation
Assam government has announced a sum of Rs 5 lakhs to the families of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh to the seriously injured and Rs 20,000 for the lightly injured
Minister and DGP left for the site of the attack
DGP of Assam Police, Mukesh Sahay has immediately left for the site of the incident and Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma has also left for the same at CM Sarvananda Sonowal’s behest.
NDFB ( S ) behind the incident
DGP Mukesh Sahay stated that NDFB ( S ) terrorists are suspected to behind this attack as reports have warned of attacks by terrorists groups before Independence day
Six deceased have been identified
As of now, 6 deceased innocent bystanders have been identified as Salam Ali Mandal, Majar Ali, Dand Basumatary, Tapan Chakravarti and Parameshwar Nath