Death Toll Rises to 54: All Party Team Submit Report to GOA

Guwahati, July 28: The death toll from the Assam ethnic clash rose to 54, while Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was visiting the worsen Kokrajhar district on Saturday.

Two bodies were found at Duramari village in Kokrajhar district on Saturday, officials said.

Meanwhile, the team of all parties of the Assam Legislative Assembly, who had visited the affected areas of BTAD submitted a report and recommended some points to the state government to maintain the overall situation.

On Friday, the team discussed with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at his official residence at Koinadhara and submitted the report.

“We found out that some bias government officials, who worked in the BTAD area recommended to the state government to take action against those officers,” a member of the team said.

In other hand, army had deployed in different areas in Baska district on Saturday.

Five districts of lower Assam, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baska, Dhubri and Bongaigaon were badly affected in the clashes.

A government official said that, curfew in Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Chirang district had relaxed during the day, but it continued into the night.

Over four lakhs people were sheltered at 270 relief camps in five districts.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.