Three persons were killed and at least 90 houses were set on fire in a fresh string of incidents in the North Cachar hills district on Monday.
According to information, the incident took place in Guilung village in the afternoon. The village is inhibited by the Zemi Naga people where some unidentified miscreants opened fire at the villagers before setting on fire the houses. Three persons were killed in the incident and the deceased have yet to be identified.
Army, police and other law enforcing agencies rushed troops to the spot but by then the fire gutted atleast 90 houses.
The incident took place barely a day after Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced an intensified joint operation against the trouble monger in the hills district.
Notably, 13 people were killed and over 200 houses were gutted in the incidents if violence in the last 13 days.