In a very sensational and brutal incident miscreants killed a couple last night at Nijkalaigaon village near Kalaigaon town on February 10.According to information Bakul Rabha (35) and his wife Saru Rabha (25) had been shot with AK series rifle last night at around 11 pm.According to neighbours,they could hear sounds of more than twenty five to thirty rounds of fire from automatic weapons before setting of fire to the whole house where the couple had been sleeping.A new Pulsar bike along with other house hold articles burnt to ashes along with the bodies of the couple.Miscreants left the scene of massacre an hour later. Neighbours dared not come out of their houses till morning.According to neighbours,the couple had settled at the Village four years back.They also confirmed hearing sounds of people walking with heavy duty boots in the night before and after shooting took place.The statement has given new twist to the mysterious massacre.Police tried to point finger at ULFA.But other sources had other versions.They wondered at why none of the neighbours called police during night,even when a house was burning so close.The situation has created panic in and around Kalaigaon. Police arrived at the scene in the morning and recovered 28 rounds of empty shell of AK series rifle on the spot.Mukesh Agarwalla,Additional DGP,Assam; Sadhana Hojai, Deputy Commissioner and Rajveer Sing SP, Udaguri visited the site today morning.
A two days long Science Festival and Science Exhibition, organised by the Nagarbera Branch of Assam Science Society and Arjyabhatta Bigyan Kendra on November 3-4 held at Narabera Higher Secondary School campus, with a grand success. In the interaction session, Dr. Dilip Kumar Sarma, College of Veterinary Science, Guwahati; Mowsam Hazarika, Editor, Bijnan Jeuti and Dr. Madhurjya Prasad Bora, Gauhati University has participated. Several programmes like Science Exhibition, Tree Plantation, Science Modal Compettition, Scientific Speach Compettion held to mark the occasion.
RHISHAV GOGOI, MORANHAT: At least three people died and over 30 others sustained critical injury when an Oil India Limited-owned gas pipeline exploded in Moran along the Sivasagar-Dibrugarh inter district border on Monday.
The incident, which took place under mysterious circumstances, took place at noon leaving a massive fire in the area.
Over 50 houses were reduced to ashes within an hour. Twenty fire tenders from Dibrugarh and Sivasagar have been trying to bring the situation under control.
Oil India Limited authorities told Assam Times that the reason is yet to be known. Nobody has so far claimed the responsibility. The injured have been rushed to Assam Medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh.