KOKRAJHAR, July 27 � The curfew imposed in Kokrajhar was relaxed for 12 hours from 6am today, as there is a semblance of normalcy, even as police recovered a dead body near railway over bridge at Kokrajhar Town this afternoon and another four from Gossaigaon. There was, however, no new report of fresh incidents of violence.
Two starvation deaths were also reported in two relief camps in the district and the official death toll, as of today, stands at 50.
Resentment prevails here due to the acute shortage of food and basic amenities and health care service in relief camps. The plight of a woman and a baby borne of her in a relief camp is unthinkable.
Meanwhile, the State government has suspended Bijni and Gossaigaon SDPOs for dereliction of duties during clashes. It may be mentioned here that the security cover has been enhanced and 1,400 Army jawans have been deployed in vulnerable areas of BTAD and Dhubri districts.
Meanwhile, at a press meet this evening, BTC Deputy Chief Kampa Borgoyari appealed the leaders of all political parties to make an united effort to bring peace and normalcy in the area. He also appealed the leaders to extend adequate relief and rehabilitation facilities to the victims in the relief camps.
According to our Baksa Correspondent, curfew remained clamped in Baksa district for the second day today in the wake of reports of fresh violence in the district.
Three persons were critically injured in an indiscriminate firing incident at Bennabari village under Mushalpur PS in the district. The injured were first admitted at Dr Ravi Boro Civil Hospital in Mushalpur but were later shifted to GMCH.
Police and CRPF personnel patrolled the area but the situation turned tense as a group of villagers gheraod the police at Mushalpur demanding the release of two allegedly innocent persons. Police resorted to lathi charge and blank fire to disperse the villagers. Over 10 women were injured in the incident.
Meanwhile miscreants torched three houses at Daodhara in Salbari sub-division last night.