Minority students' leader shot dead in Assam

Lafiqul Islam Ahmed

Unidentified assailants on Tuesday afternoon gunned down Lafikul Islam, president of the All Bodoland Minority Students' Union (ABMSU) and a popular minority leader in Kokrajhar in western Assam, with the police saying the culprits could be persons known to him.

A worker of the shop, Subhankar Chakraborty also received bullet injuries when the miscreants opened indiscriminate fire and he was admitted to the RNB Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar.

Meanwhile, tension prevails in and around Kokrajhar following the incident and security measures have been tightened in the entire Kokrajhar district.

Meanwhile, the ABMSU has threatened to call an indefinite bandh in the Bodoland districts if the police failed to track down the culprits responsible for Islam's murder.

Organisations such as the Muslim Kalyan Parishad, Assam and All Assam Bengali Yuba Chhatra Federation condemned Ahmed's killing. The ABSU also demanded an inquiry into the incident.

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Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sanowal, also took to Twitter to "strongly condemn" the incident, and said that he has directed Assam police DGP to visit Kokrajhar and do a thorough investigation.

Mr Sonowal also asked the Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar to maintain vigil on the situation, and to ensure peace and order in the district.

Kokrajhar Lok Sabha MP Naba Kumar Sarania and All India United Democratic Front supremo Badruddin Ajmal have condemned the incident.

Kokrajhar DC Bibekananda Choudhury, who too rushed to the spot, assured the members of the minority community that the district administration will nab the assailants very soon, even as he appealed upon all to cooperate with the administration and maintain calm.

Condemning the killing, Sonowal called upon the people to maintain peace and harmony and stay away from the rumour mongers.


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