Indefinite curfew was clamped in western Assam’s Goalpara and Krishnai towns on Monday following mob violence in which at least two people, including a woman, were killed and several others wounded, including a Central Reserve Police Force jawan and some policemen. The incident took place when a mob, which stormed a police station, was trying to free 10 people who had been arrested by the police on charges of abduction and murder of a tribal villager.
The police had arrested the 10, who belonged to the minority community, from Kharibari village on Sunday morning. The arrests were made after the body of Suren Rabha, a missing villager, was recovered. The police, however, claimed that the crowd turned violent and started pelting them with stones, forcing security forces to open fire. About 10 people, including policemen and Central Reserve Police Force personnel, were also injured in the clash.
District superintendent of police, Mr Akhilesh Singh and DIG (western range), Mr K.P. Singh Deo were among those hurt in stone pelting by mob. A few critically injured people have been shifted to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital