Bodo terrorist attack in Assam: 10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar

Kokrajhar, 2 May-2014(Indilens staff reporter): BTAD is a autonomous council in Assam where BPF is the ruling party which is a part of Congress led Assam Government. An Unnamed Security official says that least ten civilians were killed in the past 24 hours in two separate incidents of violence in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.

Bodo terrorist attack in Assam: 10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar

Bodo terrorist attack in Assam: 10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar
10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar : Photo taken by Nilim Dutta

There are 10+ terrorist groups in BTAD area those are directly or directly related to ruling party. Their main objective is to deport non Bodo people from BTAD area. They are being doing genocides on by on community from last 2 decades and partially have got success in their aim.According to reports, a massive combing operation is underway in the area by the army and the police to flush out the terrorists.

Bodo terrorist attack in Assam: 10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar
10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar : Photo taken by Nilim Dutta

Social worker Nilim Dutta added-

It was at a little past 18:00 hours last evening that it was reported to me that 7 Bodo men/youth carrying rucksacks had come out of Hakma Forest Village bordering the Guma Reserved Forest in Gossaigaon Subdivision of Kokrajhar District of Assam. They were reportedly walking towards north than east. I immediately escalated the information for necessary action. By the time they could be located again, they had walked towards Padmapikhuri village and after a while, crossed it and continued towards Bashbari and Barkhangbil villages, both largely Bodo inhabited. It is believed they had proceeded towards the settlement called Langdanpara.

Bodo terrorist attack in Assam: 10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar
10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar : Photo taken by Nilim Dutta

Even though the police and the security forces arrived, rather than sealing off the area quietly, they drove into the village in 5 Boleros, as if any militants would wait for them there. No search was carried out in the villages these 7 Bodo men were seen headed to. Nor were any Police Out Posts towards the east perhaps alerted to look out for such movements.
Barely 5 hours later, at about midnight, in the village Balapara Part 1 just about 10 Km to the east of where the suspected militants were last seen, 7 Muslim villagers belonging to 3 families were gunned down in cold blood, those killed being all women and children, except one.

Bodo terrorist attack in Assam: 10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar
10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar : Photo taken by Nilim Dutta

This attack has come just after a similar attack in another BTAD district of Baksa where 3 Muslim villagers were gunned down.
Those killed in the Balapara Massacre last night are:
Bacchu Sheikh (65)
Moharbhan Bibi (50)
Shonabhan Bibi (22)
Jalima Bibi (25)
Sayatun Bibi (45)
Shohana Khatun (3)
Farida Begum (4)

However, there are reports suggesting that this could be another case of ethnic violence in the region. Bodo militants of the outlawed underground outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland. Assam Government orders to send special force to affected areas, says an official in Dispur this morning.

AAMSU (All Assam Minorities Students Union) leader and Advocate Azizur Rahman says in a statement ” We strongly condemn the brutal killing incident taken place at Anandabazar, Shalbari, Baska on 01.05.2014 at night. What were the crime or fault of those three deceased? Who have given the power to those miscreants to commit murder whenever they want? Why central and state govt so silent against Bodo extremists? Tarun Gogoi must take immediate action against those culprits and alsotake measure to prevent such kind of unexpected repeated happenings… Govt must immediately provide proper compensation to the family members of deceaseds and to the injured persons.. Moreover Govt must arrange adequate security to the sensitive area of BTC…
Our appeal: People from all section should raise their voices to stop such brutal killings of innocent people..”

One Response to Bodo terrorist attack in Assam: 10 killed and 7 wounded in Kokrajhar

  1. We are going to contact SP, Kokrajhar, Assam and enquire about the incidence and question them. They are accountable.
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