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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 81

Assam government to probe police firing

[b]Assam government to probe police firing[/b]

Lakhyajit Gohain.- Asian Tribune

[b]Guwahati: 13 February, ([/b] After five days of unrest and violent public uprising against the death of one Ajit Mahanta whilst in army custody in Tinisukia district of the northeastern state of Assam, Indian Army has come forward and gave Rs 1 lakh 5 thousands as compensation to Mahanta’s family.

Assam government has also announced Rs 5 lakhs as ex-gratia grant to the family of the deceased.

However tension continued to prevail in Tinisukia district following the police firing killing at least nine and injuring several others who protested against the custodial death of Ajit Mahanta.

An indefinite curfew, which remained in force had been further clamped at four more towns in the district following the protests. No untoward incident had been reported from any parts of the district.

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