Two Police Personnel Killed in Bodo Militant Attack in Assam

Guwahati: Two police personnel were killed in an ambush by the militant faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam on Thursday, officials said.

The incident took place in the Multijhara area, bordering the Dhubi and Kokrajhar districts.

According to the police reports, a seven member group of the militant outfit attacked a group of Assam police, who were travelling in a Tata Sumo vehicle in the remote area.

“When our team reached the remote village, the militant group started fire targeting our vehicle with automatic rifles. We have not been thinking about the attack and not find out the hole for exchange bullets,” a police official said.

In the militant attack, two police personnel were killed on the spot and the other five managed to flee from the area unhurt.

The deceased police personnel were identified as Sub Inspector Narayan Chandra Barman and the driver of the vehicle, Constable Madan Rai.

Top police and army officials then rushed to the area and launched an operation against the militants.

The NDFB militants have been very active in Assam and Arunachel Pradesh recently.

As reported in a story last week, The General Manager of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) was abducted by NDFB militants at gunpoint in the Baramile area of Sonitpur district, bordering area of Assam and Arunachel Pradesh on the evening of September 21.

The militant group has demanded Rs 20 crore from the NHPC to free the abducted General Manager, Anil Kumar Agarwala.

“The outfit group had sent an email to NHPC authority and demanded the ransom,” Assam Police ADGP AP Raut said.

After some investigations, Police have arrested five people including the driver of the abducted NHPC official.

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