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Three more bodies found in Assam’s Baksa, curfew remains in force

Guwahati | Posted: July 13, 2014 2:51 pm

Bodies of three more persons kidnapped by suspected NDFB (S) militants were recovered from Beki River in Assam’s Baksa district on Sunday.

“We have recovered three more bodies this morning from Beki river. We do not know the type of injuries these bodies have. The details will be known after the investigation,” Baksa Deputy Commissioner Vinod Seshan said.

With this, the bodies of all the four kidnapped on Saturday, including two teenaged boys have been found.

The first one, bearing a cut mark on the head, was recovered last evening from the river in Barpeta district.

The bodies recovered on Sunday were identified to be those of Ataur Rahman (27), Rubul Amin (45) and Saddam Ali(13), while that of Bakar Ali(13) was found on Saturday.

The family members and villagers in Barpeta district, from where the four hailed, have refused to conduct the last rites demanding that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visit the area to address their grievances.

Meanwhile, police fired in the air to disperse a mob protesting against the kidnap ignoring the curfew at Anand Bazar area, Seshan said, adding none was injured.

“Police had to use force as the people violated the curfew and refused to leave the place,” he added.

Indefinite curfew was clamped in Salbari sub-division and Anand Bazar in Baksa since yesterday morning following kidnapping of four persons on Friday night by suspected NDFB (Songbijit) militants.

Police and CRPF jawans have been deployed in large numbers to maintain peace in the district. Army has been called in and kept as stand by.

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