GUWAHATI, May 9 � More than a week after being rendered homeless following targeted killing by unidentified gunmen, the process of homecoming has finally begun for villagers of Nonk Khagrabari, Narayanguri in Baksa district.
Meanwhile, a body of a female minor was recovered near Beki river in Baksa today taking the death toll to 41. Eight more villagers, including seven minors, are still reportedly missing.
However, with no fresh incident of violence reported in the last few days, normalcy is slowly returning to the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD).
Twelve villagers � all males � today made the long walk back to their village where the district administration has made makeshift arrangements for their food and shelter.
Official sources, while confirming the development, said that more persons are expected to get back to their villages from tomorrow where adequate security arrangements have been put in place.
�The idea behind sending the males first is to apprise them about the security arrangements besides infusing in them a sense of security. Once they are convinced, people would start getting back to their homes.