Three people have left the camp for displaced persons at Kawatika village in Chirang district yesterday. Today two of them were found dead with stab wounds, while the third returned. Additional forces have been rushed to the area, where security personnel are still deployed.
Meanwhile, two bodies were found in the Kokrajhar district - one of the hardest hit districts during the recent Bodo-Muslim clashes.
The situation in lower Assam had been tense since early July, when two Bengali-speaking Muslim settlers were killed. Two more were killed on July 19, but the police failed to identify the killers. On July 20, four former Bodo Liberation Tigers men were killed. The Bodos retaliated by attacking Bengali-speaking settlers and the clashes began.
Night curfew continues in Kokrajhar and Chirang, which are part of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts, and Dhubri, which is outside it.
(With PTI Inputs)