TINSUKIA, Dec 13 - The 24-hour Tinsukia district bandh called by the All Moran Students' Union (AMSU) has crippled the normal life in Tinsukia district today . All shops and business establishments remained closed during the bandh period . However, examinations were exempted from the purview of the bandh. The bandh supporters blocked roads in many places of the district by burning tyres. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the district so far. It may be mentioned here that the bandh was given in protest against killing father and a son namely Anteswer Mahanta and Karun Mahanta on December 11 at their residence, Simaluguri Gaon under Bordumsa police station by the militants of the United Liberation Front Assam (Independent) (ULFA-I). The organisations also demanded that Government should ensure safety and security of the people and provide compensation to the family members of people.
Meanwhile, an NSCN(K) militant was killed in an encounter with the Assam Rifles personnel yesterday. One pistol and a radio set has been recovered from the slain militant.