Assam-Arunachal border firing: At least two were killed and two others injured after alleged firing along the Arunachal Pradesh border in Assam's Dhemaji district on Monday. Taking note of the firing incident, Ranjan Bhuyan, Superintendent of Police (SP) informed that a plantation drive was to be launched by the locals at the inter-state border area on the occasion of World Environment Day. However, when a few villagers went to make arrangements for the event alleged miscreants opened fire on them.
Taking cognisance of the matter, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "Boundaries are yet to be demarcated. Our neighbouring states don't attack us, some people do this in the greed of land. Police will investigate it and will take appropriate action. The Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of the district will investigate the matter."
One person died on the spot
He further informed that for the plantation drive, seven villagers has gone to make arrangements in the morning. However, they came under firing. One person died on the spot while three others sustained bullet injuries, he added. They were rushed to the Dhemaji Civil Hospital by locals. Out of these three, one died there. Bhuyan asserted that three others went missing and police were looking for them.
Miscreants fired upon locals
"Our team rushed to the spot on receiving the information. We are investigating the incident," he said. "Two people died & two were injured after miscreants fired upon them in Assam's Dhemaji district along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on June 5. The incident took place in Panbari area. The deceased persons were identified as Boga Chutia & Monitu Gogoi. Our investigation is underway," Ranjan Bhuyan later informed.
Following the incident, the locals alleged the involvement of miscreants from Arunachal Pradesh as there was a dispute over the inter-state boundary in the area.