KOKRAJHAR, Aug 3 � Altogether 5838 people from six relief camps in Kokrajhar district have returned home during the last 24 hours, prompting the authorities to close down six relief camps. With this the number of relief camps in the district has been reduced to 72.
According to official sources 98,710 Bodos, 80,281 minorities and 522 people from other communities are still living in 23 relief camps in Kokrajhar sub-division, 39 camps in Gossaigaon and in 10 in Parbatjhora camps sub-division in the district.
The recent clashes claimed the lives of as many as 44 people in Kokrajhar district, of whom 32 were male victims and 12 female. Again out of the 44 victims, two died in police firing, 41 due to group clashes and one died in a relief camp. It has also been reported that out of the 142 villages affected by the violence in the district, 51 are in Kokrajhar sub-division, 86 in Gosaigaon and five in Parbatjhora sub-division.
A total number of 7683 houses were burnt during the violence in the district, official sources revealed.
Normalcy returning to Baksa: The overall situation in Baksa district is normal now, with no fresh violence being reported. This has become possible due to sincere peace efforts made by non-political organisations as well as BPF.
Police and security forces were immediately deployed when three persons were severely injured in Bennabari village in Baksa district by unidentified gunmen.
The district administration has imposed curfew in greater Mushalpur area particularly during night hours to prevent anti- social elements from creating law-and-order problems.