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Curfew in Kokrajhar

An indefinite curfew was imposed in Kokrajhar on Sunday following a series of violent incidents on Saturday. The town witnessed violence after a sweet-shop owner Lalchand Badani was killed by unidentified gunmen in the vicinity of Kokrajhar police station on Saturday.

Following the death, a mob damaged several government vehicles in front of the deputy commission's office and gheraoed it. They also pelted stones at the Kokrajhar police station and superintendent of police bungalow besides burning tyres on the road.

Police fired several rounds in the air and burst tear gas shells injuring one person who was hospitalised. The Merchant Association of Kokrajhar called an indefinite Kokrajhar bandh on Sunday in protest alleging the failure of the civil and police administration in providing security to traders and people.

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