Violence in Kokrajhar and its adjoining areas escalated on Sunday. The death toll has also mounted to 15 in the trouble-torn district. A senior police official and three others have been injured at a mob attack on police convoy.
The attack on the senior police official took place when DIG S Kumar and Kokrajhar Additional Superintendent of Police Amar Choudhury were on a stock taking visit to Fakiragram area.
An irate mob blocked the convoy demanding release of 10 people held in connection with the killing of four former BLT cadres. When they were urged to move out some of them pelted stones at the convoy. Kumar sustained injury in his head along with while two of his personal security officers.
Policemen on duty then resorted to lathicharge and finally opened fire to disperse the crowd in which another person was injured.