According to information, the incident took place at Chahgaon around 11 midnight when police tried to disperse some miscreants with firing when they were trying to torch a village. Two persons died on the spot. On the others hand, following this the panic-stricken local people have left the 3rd APTF camp at Sajuabeel.
There are reports of some more house being set ablaze at Nahoroni village under Majbat police station on Tuesday.
A group clash also took place at Khandikar village in Goreswar. 3 persons were injured in the clash. However security forces managed to drive both groups apart. In Tangla area police recovered 2 dead bodies from a paddy field.
Another body was recovered in Rongagarh, of Udalguri. In Tangla and Koilagaon the army conducted flag march.
Meanwhile, the Centre has rushed more security forces to quell the situation. Ten additional BSF companies will be pumped in to the lower Assam districts.
Of these 3 companies will be deployed in Udalguri, 2 in Darrang, 2 in Sonitpur, 2 in Kokrajhar and 1 company in Chirang district. Even as the death toll has touched 60, the number of displaced has crossed 85 thousand.
In its desperate attempt to save the face, the Assam Congress said violence was increasing by day. Reacting to the allegations APCC President and Rajya Sabha member Bhubaneswar Kalita claimed the Congress government has always worked for bringing peace.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the army and para-military to maintain strict vigil in the violence-hit areas.
Strong measures have also been suggested against those spreading rumours and dealing firmly with miscreants.
Gogoi said the Assembly speaker has been asked to lead an all-party team to the affected districts to restore peace.
The chief minister appealed to all sections of people to maintain peace and not to be provoked by propaganda.