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Rahul visits homes of youths killed during anti-CAA stir

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 28 - Former Congress party president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday visited the Guwahati and Chhaygaon homes of Sam Stafford and Dipanjal Das, who were killed in police firing during the recent protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the city.

Gandhi, who was on a one-day visit to Guwahati, on Saturday evening, went to Stafford�s residence in Hatigaon area, and was accompanied by senior party leaders including former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. He paid floral tributes at a photograph of Stafford and talked to his parents and other family members.

After Gandhi�s visit, Sam�s uncle Bishop Stafford said, �Rahul Gandhi assured that Sam will surely get justice. Mourning the killing, he said that the Congress will raise the issue in Parliament. I thanked him for the visit.�

Sam Stafford, a 17-year-old high school student, was killed in police firing, a few kilometres from his home in Hatigaon, on December 12 when the city saw massive protests.

From Hatigaon, Gandhi along with other party leaders went to the residence of Dipanjal Das in Chhaygaon�s Doloipara and paid tributes to the deceased.

Dipanjal Das, an employee of Sainik Bhawan in Guwahati, had sustained bullet injuries during police firing at Lachit Nagar.

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Rahul visits homes of youths killed during anti-CAA stir

GUWAHATI, Dec 28 - Former Congress party president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday visited the Guwahati and Chhaygaon homes of Sam Stafford and Dipanjal Das, who were killed in police firing during the recent protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the city.

Gandhi, who was on a one-day visit to Guwahati, on Saturday evening, went to Stafford�s residence in Hatigaon area, and was accompanied by senior party leaders including former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. He paid floral tributes at a photograph of Stafford and talked to his parents and other family members.

After Gandhi�s visit, Sam�s uncle Bishop Stafford said, �Rahul Gandhi assured that Sam will surely get justice. Mourning the killing, he said that the Congress will raise the issue in Parliament. I thanked him for the visit.�

Sam Stafford, a 17-year-old high school student, was killed in police firing, a few kilometres from his home in Hatigaon, on December 12 when the city saw massive protests.

From Hatigaon, Gandhi along with other party leaders went to the residence of Dipanjal Das in Chhaygaon�s Doloipara and paid tributes to the deceased.

Dipanjal Das, an employee of Sainik Bhawan in Guwahati, had sustained bullet injuries during police firing at Lachit Nagar.