BONGAIGAON, Aug 6 � Indefinite urfew remained in force today in Chirang district, even as a suspected arsonist identified as Francis Narzary of Ouguri under Bijni P.S was arrested, said Kumar Sanjit Krishna, S.P, Chirang district. A sick kid died today around 6 am at Chhatipur LP School relief camp where about 12 hundred people of three violence hit villages in the district are taking shelter. No fresh incident of violence has been reported so far, according to Chirang DC Puru Gupta.
The 5-year-old baby named Arifa Khatun had been sick for last five days in the camp and she did not get medical care even after being serious due to the curfew, her father Anowar Hussain, helper of a mason and native of North Chhatipur, complained before the media. In the Chhatipur L.P School camp around 18 inmates of different ages have been suffering from ailments, inmates informed. It is learnt that following the death of the baby at Chhatipur LP School camp, a team of doctors reached there this evening to provide medical service to the camp inmates.
On the other hand seven persons have been detained for interrogation at Bijni P.S in connection with yesterday�s killing of a man and his son, inmates of Bhauraguri relief camp, under Bijni Sub-division in the district. Besides at Rajpara near Amguri Bazar miscreants attempted to torch some houses. But security forces and locals foiled this attempt, police sources informed.
Though curfew was clamped in the district it did not obstruct the relief and medical services, DC Gupta said and added that he faced little problem arranging security for the medical teams in the nick of time.
On the other hand the curfew for indefinite period in Chirang district has caused problems to the local people managing essentials for daily need.