A simmering situation is what prevails at Bhimajuli area in Sonitpur district on Monday a day after armed NDFB rebels gunned down at least 12 villagers where over 20 others have been injured.
The angry residents in the tiny hamlet spilled into the streets with bows and sharp arrows in their hands and prevented CRPF jawans from entering in the village. Some other residents have set on fire the vehicle of a magistrate as it was on the way to the village. Some of them set ablaze as many as 25 Boro houses in retaliation to this strike by the Boro rebel outfit. This has forced policemen on duty to resort to blank firing to disperse the mob.
Assam DGP Shankar Baruah even was not allowed to go into the area by the angry mob who said they need no longer government security measures. This incident took place after his convoy was attacked.
In yet another incident, three youths were burnt alive at Dilchang village to make the situation more tense.
A full scale operation is underway by army, para military forces in the dense jungles of the area bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
A worried Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has rushed three ministers to assess the situation after holding a high level meeting with top ranked police officials at his residence. Dr Bhumidhar Barman, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bharat Narah are camping in the district to monitor the situation.