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Eerie silence in Raha

An eerie silence prevails at Raha in Nagaoan district a day after a local boy was killed in police firing on a group of protesters who demanded AIIMS in the area.

Several local organizations have strongly come out in protest against the firing incident where identified as Mintu Deori was killed. Local shops and markets have refused to open in the area. The Government offices have registered a thin attendance on Saturday.

But the local organizations and individuals are stick to the demands for the proposed AIIMS in Raha.

On the other hand, 20 others who sustained injury in the police-protester clash have been undergoing treatment in the hospitals. According to government sources, the protesters went on a rampage and smashed many government vehicles where the hoot out took place. But the protesters told Assam Times that more than 50 of them sustained injury.

The situation started boiling in the morning when more than 3,000 people blocked the National Highway No 37 here to intensify the demand for AIIMS at Raha instead of Changsari.

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