Chirang: Five people have been killed in fresh violence in Chirang district of Assam. They were reportedly coming from a relief camp to buy groceries.
Police said that the bodies were recovered from a paddy field in Choudhuripara near Mangolian Bazar in the district.
Inspector General of Police (Bodoland Territorial Areas District) SN Singh said that the bodies were recovered after local residents informed police. The deceased were yet to be identified, he said.
"Suspected miscreants must have killed the five people during the day and hidden their bodies in a paddy field in the area," he said.
Following the killings, the area is tense and a curfew has been imposed.
Nearly 80 people have died in the last one month in ethnic violence in parts of lower Assam between the indigenous Bodo tribals and Muslim settlers.
Over two thousand people, who fled their villages in fear owing to the clashes, have been living in relief camps in the state.
(With IANS inputs)
Story first published:
August 25, 2012 19:36 IST