Nalbari SP said the contract worker with a factory in Guwahati had taken his step-daughter Dolly to a village where he killed the girl and left her body inside the toilet of a primary school.
The state government has not announced any inquiry so far.
The epicentre was located near Kokrajhar at a depth of 10 kilometres. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The Assam government had proposed Guwahati, Jorhat, Golaghat, Silchar, Tezpur and Tinsukia for inclusion in Modi’s smart city list.
All the four were members of the outlawed Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) and were lodged in the Diphu district jail since July last year.
Till Saturday, around 15,300 people were affected in 72 villages under five districts across the state.
State BJP president Siddhartha Bhattacharyya on the other hand said the party would definitely win a majority in the next assembly elections.
Sources claimed that only three persons, so far, have submitted written statements before the inquiry commission.
A 7.65 mm pistol, one rifle, two 7.65 mm live rounds and one grenade were recovered from him.
The bill may allow companies to lease the land instead of acquiring it outright, Gogoi said.
Over one lakh population have been affected in Barpeta district alone, with the total crop area damaged or submerged in the district being put at nearly 2,800 hectares.
After local media reports highlighted the incident, the district administration swung into action and rescued the baby from a couple in Tengajar.
While the Brahmaputra was flowing over the danger mark at Nimatighat (near Jorhat) for the second consecutive day, boat ferry service between Jorhat and Majuli island was suspended because of the current.
The situation was particularly grim in Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts in eastern Assam, where nearly 45,000 people have been affected.
Gogoi on Sunday expressed his strong resentment over the exclusion of chief ministers of the Northeastern states from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s entourage that is currently in Bangladesh.