Source: Times of India

Bodies of three more people kidnapped by suspected NDFB (S) militants were recovered from Beki river in Assam’s Baksa district on Sunday even as police fired in the air to disperse a mob holding a protest against the kidnapping in violation of indefinite curfew in Salbari subdivision.

“We have recovered three more bodies this morning (Sunday) from Beki river. We do not know what type of injuries these bodies have. The details will be known after the investigation,” Baksa deputy commissioner Vinod Seshan said.

With this, the bodies of all the four kidnapped on Saturday, including two teenaged boys have been found.

The first one, bearing a cut mark on the head, was recovered on Saturday evening from the river in Barpeta district.

The bodies recovered on Sunday were identified to be those of Ataur Rahman (27), Rubul Amin (45) and Saddam Ali (13), while that of Bakar Ali(13) was found Saturday.

Family members and villagers in Barpeta district, from where the four hailed, have refused to conduct last rites, demanding that chief minister Tarun Gogoi visit the area to address their grievances.

Meanwhile, police fired in the air to disperse a mob protesting against the kidnap ignoring the curfew at Anand Bazar area, Seshan said, adding that no one was injured.

“Police had to use force as people violated the curfew and refused to leave the place,” he added.

Indefinite curfew has clamped in Salbari subdivision and Anand Bazar in Baksa since Saturday morning following kidnapping of four people on Friday night by suspected NDFB (Songbijit) militants.

Police and CRPF jawans have been deployed in large numbers to maintain peace in the district. Army has been called in and kept as stand by.


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