GUWAHATI, Dec 26 (IANS): The Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Wednesday appealed to the Assam government to take steps for maintaining peace after protests over alleged "killing" of a youth in Baksa district last week.
BTC Chief Executive Member Hagrama Mohilary Wendesday sought measures so that the law and order situation in Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD), administered by the council, did not deteriorate.
Three men were allegedly abducted by unidentified people in the district. One of them, Rajkumar Rabha, managed to return with multiple injuries. The body of Rajib Basumatary was recovered later. The third, Kundan Basumatrary, is still missing.
The state government has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.
Civil society organisations held protests following the incident, alleging that the security forces were carrying out "secret killings" in the name of counter insurgency.
The Bodoland Peoples Front, which is in power in the BTC, is an ally of the Congress in the state government.
Two districts of the BTAD - Kokrajhar and Baksa districts - and parts of Dhubri district have witnessed two rounds of violence between Bodos and Bengali speaking Muslim settlers since July, killing over 100 people and displacing over five lakh.