Protesters killed in Police firing in Dima Hasao bandh violence; Curfew at Maibang
The 12 hours bandh called by various organizations in Dima Hasao district in protest against proposed inclusion of Dima Hasao in Greater Nagalim today paralyzed the normal life in the district and was marked with violence and police restored firing, teargas and lath charged in Maibang railway station area.
Some unconfirmed reports said the death toll in the police firing rises to 5 nos.
During the bandh, hundreds of bandh supporters in Maibang stopped the Silchar bound passenger train coming from Guwahati at Maibang railway station and blocked railway tracks with rock bolder, wooden log, tree etc. and also damaged railway track, properties of the railway station and pelted stone on police.As reported bandh supporters also pulled down some railway passenger from the train.
According to police, to disperse the uncontrolled bandh supporters they first used tear gas and blank firing with lathi charges but as the mob became violent and attacked police vehicle and completely damaged someone police vehicle police again continued firing on the protester following which one student was killed and many others were injured seriously.
Meanwhile, indefinite curfew was clamped in Maibang area following the violent incident.
The bandh was jointly called by Jadikhe Naiso Hosom, (JNH) the Dimasa Apex Body, Dimasa Student Union (DSU), All Dimasa Student Union (ADSU), Dimasa Women Society (DWS), Dimasa Mothers Association (DMA) protesting proposed inclusion of Dima Hasao in Greater Nagalim.
Following the bandh called transportation, educational institutions, business establishment, market, bank, post office, public transport and railway services remain closed in entire district.
Violence at Dima Hasao | G Plus Photo