BONGAIGAON, Aug 5 � Tension gripped Chirang district again today following a 31C National Highway blockade by an angry mob at Bortola under Dhaligaon PS in the morning hours demanding rescue of two auto drivers �Mohidul Islam Mandal (22) and Amir Ali (23) of Borpathar in Bongaigaon district � who went missing from Saturday morning after taking passengers to Karigaon in Kokrajhar distict.
The mob attacked a bus (Bodoland Travels) bearing registration number AS-16/C 2057 and injured its driver Apraj Narzary and eight passengers. The bus was going towards Udalguri from Kokrajhar. Security forces reached the spot immediately and dispersed the mob opening blank fire. Later the bodies of the missing auto drivers were found at Karigaon near Champa river in Kokrajhar district today.
Sensing a likely backlash the district administration imposed curfew for indefinite period in Chirang district from the noon hours.
On the other hand, two bodies were found at Borlaugaon under Bijni PS in the district around 1 pm today. The bodies were identified as of Abdul Salim Miya (45) and his son Abdul Matleb Miya (14). Abdul Bokkor Miya (12), another son of deceased Abdul Salim Miya has been missing.
As per locals of Borlaugaon deceased Abdul Salim Miya was bringing 25 cows from Bhauraguri to sell at Bijni Bazar along with his two sons when they fell victim to miscreants. Also the miscreants took away all those 25 cows after killing them. Following these incidents Chirang district has become tense again.
PTI adds: Inspector General of Police (Bodoland Territorial Areas District) S N Singh told PTI that additional reinforcements of police and para military forces have been rushed to the affected areas, where forces are already deployed since the outbreak of Bodo-Muslim clashes in July, Singh said.
Night curfew continues in Kokrajhar and Chirang, which are part of Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts, and Dhubri, which is outside it.