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Militant Attacks on Non-Locals in Assam

2015

Sl. No.

Date

Place/District

Outfit

Killed

Injured

1

February 13

Sivasagar

ULFA-I

2
0
2
March 27 Darrang ULFA-I
1
0
3
July 14 Tinsukia ULFA-I
2
3
4
November 30 Namrup / Dibrugarh ULFA-I
0
2
Total*
5
5
*Data till November 12, 2017

February 13: Unknown persons travelling in a cycle hurled a grenade at the house of a businessman, identified as Biren Agarwal, in Sepon Market in Sibsagar District, killing his younger brother Situ Agarwal and their driver Dimbeswar Bhuyan. The locals claimed that ULFA-I had recently demanded extortion money from the Agarwal family who refused to make the payment.

March 27: ULFA-I claimed responsibility for the recent killing of an employee of the Shell petrol depot at Aulachowka (Borjamguri) on NH-15 in Darrang District. During the incident on March 27, two motor cycle borne gunmen opened indiscriminate firing at the petrol depot, wounding an employee Manoj Patel. He was rushed to Mangaldai Civil Hospital and later was referred him to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. According to unconfirmed report, few months back the outfit had demanded a huge amount from the proprietor of the depot as donation to the fund of the outfit.

July 14: United Liberation Front of Asom- Independent (ULFA-I) killed two civilians, a Hindi-speaking businessman identified as Nandalal Shah and his daughter identified as Kajal Shah, at Bijulibon area under Pangeri Police Station in Tinsukia District. In the incident his wife Monti Devi (50) and nephew Manoj Shah (11) and one Akshaylal Shah sustained bullet injuries and they have been admitted in Assam Medical College and Hospital Dibrugarh. Police suspected that the attack was carried out by the militants because of failure of the businessman to meet their extortion demand.

November 30: Suspected militants belonging to ULFA-I fired indiscriminately upon the workers of a stone quarry at Namrup in Dibrugarh District of Assam, leaving two Hindi speaking persons seriously injured. The attack brought back memories of past attacks on people speaking Hindi and evoked widespread outrage across the State. According to official sources, a group of five masked militants swooped down on the quarry and fired indiscriminately using sophisticated weapons. Two of the workers, Gopal Shah and Sanjay Bharti, who sustained grievous injuries, were rushed to Hospital in Dibrugarh. Their condition was stated to be critical. The attackers fled after the incident.

2014

Sl. No.

Date

Place/District

Outfit

Killed

Injured

1

January 17

Serfanguri/ Kokrajhar

NDFB-IKS

6
4
2
January 18 Harisinga/Udalguri NDFB-IKS
1
0
3
November 27 Lakhimpur/Lakhimpur ULFA-I
1
2
Total
8
6

January 18: Suspected NDFB-IKS militants killed Bishom Sharma, a Hindi-speaking barber, near his salon at Harisinga in Udalguri District.

January 17: At least six persons were killed when suspected NDFB-IKS militants pulled down about a dozen persons from a bus and opened fire at them at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar District. An Assam Police official said the bus was on its way from Siliguri in West Bengal to Shillong when a group of armed militants intercepted it on NH-31 at Athiabari under Serfanguri Police Station.

November 27: ULFA-I militants killed a Hindi speaking trader , Kumud Rai, when they fired at a petrol pump in National Highway (NH) 15 in Lakhimpur District. Two other individuals, identified as Roopak Singha and Satish Patel were injured in the incident.


2011

Sl. No.

Date

Place/District

Outfit

Killed

Injured

1

June 30

Sadiya/Tinsukia

ULFA-ATF

1
0
2
September 9 Umrangsu/Dima Hasao NS
0
1
3
October 1 Nalbari ULFA-PTF
1
0
Total
2
1

June 30: Suspected militants of ULFA-ATF killed a trader Shiwji Sahini (62), at No. 3 Shantipur under Chapakhowa Police Station of Sadiya sub-division in Tinsukia District.

September 9: Unidentified militants shot at and critically injured a Hindi-speaking trader identified as Giridhari Sahu (58), in the industrial Township of Umrangshu in Dima Hasao District.

October 1: ULFA-PTF were involved in the killing of a businessman, identified as Anil Jain, at his garment shop near the Harimandir market in Nalbari Town.


2010

Sl. No.

Date

Place/District

Outfit

Killed

Injured

1

March 25

Koilajuli, Sonitpur

NDFB

2
0
2
November 8 Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Baska NDFB
13
Several
3
November 9 Kokrajhar NDFB
2
0
4
November 10 Kokrajahar NDFB
1
0
Total
18
0

November 10: The NDFB-ATF militants shot dead a woman, identified as Kalwa Chauhan and injured three civilians at Jamuguri village in Kokrajhar District.

November 9: The NDFB-ATF militants shot dead two Hindi-speaking persons of a minority community at Ultapani in Kokrajhar District on the Indo-Bhutan border.

November 8: At least 19 persons, including 13 Hindi-speaking people, were killed and several others injured when militants of the NDFB-ATF, led by Ranjan Daimary went on a killing spree in four places in Northern-Assam.

March 25: Police recovered dead bodies of two quilt-makers from Bihar, who were killed by suspected NDFB militants in Koilajuli area of Sonitpur District.


2009

Sl. No.

Date

Place/District

Outfit

Killed

Injured

1

February 11

Lower Haflong, North Cachar HIlls

NSCN-K

1
0
2

June 30

Sonitpur

NDFB

4
0
Total
5
0

June 30: The NDFB militants shot dead four persons of a family at Naharani Grant village under Rangapara Police Station of Sonitpur District in the night. The OIC of Rangapara Police Station, Tapas Chakrabarty, said that four motorcycle-borne NDFB militants with AK series rifles entered the house of Munna Pal at about 11.30 pm (IST) and indiscriminately fired on the family. The deceased persons were identified as Munna Pal (30), his wife Subhapati Pal (35), younger brother Tunna Pal (30) and his three-year old son Pankaj Pal. Munna Pal, a milkman by profession, was living in the area for the last many years.

February 11: Suspected NSCN-K militants shot dead a Hindi-speaking trader, identified as Rameshwar Sahu, at Lower Haflong town. The son of the slain trader, Satrughna Sahu, said the militant outfit had served extortion notice on his father demanding INR 150000 by February 6.


2008

Sl. No.

Date

Place/District

Outfit

Killed

Injured

1

February 24

Bokoliaghat Rangnagar, Karbi Anglong

KLNLF

2
0
2

March 9

Dibrugarh

ULFA

4
0
Total
6
0

March 9: Four Hindi-speaking people were shot dead by the ULFA militants at a brick kiln near Udalguri tea estate in the Dibrugarh district.

February 24: Suspected KLNLF militants shot dead two Hindi-speaking persons in the Bokoliaghat Rangnagar village under Bokoliaghat police station of Karbi Anglong district. The victims were identified as Biswanath Chauhan and Radheshyam Chauhan.


2007

Sl. No.

Date

Place/District

Outfit

Killed

Injured

1

January 5

Dibrugarh, Tinsukia & Sibsagar

ULFA

48
0
2

January 7

Sepon Chagolia, Dibrugarh

ULFA

2
0
3

January 7

Chokolia, Dibrugarh

ULFA

6
1
4

January 20

Tinsukia

ULFA

2
12
5

January 29

Tinsukia

ULFA

2
0
6

January 30

Mazbat, Udalguri

ULFA

0
2
7

May 15

Dibrugarh, Sibsagar

ULFA

6
0
8

August 8

Ampahar Basti, Karbi Anglong

ULFA & KLNLF

9
5
9

August 10

Dolamara, Karbi Anglong

ULFA and KLNLF

11
0
10

August 12

Parokhowa bazaar, Karbi Anglong

NS

2
0
11
August 21 Natun Bazaar, Pukhuripur, Nagaon NS
0
0
12
November 27 Bithorgaon, North Cachar Hills BW
10
0
Total
98
20

November 27: Suspected Black Widow (BW) militants shot dead 10 unidentified saw mill workers and injured eight others in two separate attacks at Bithorgaon under Umrangsho police station in the North Cachar Hills district. The militants set ablaze two saw mills and attacked the labourers working there. The victims appeared to be migrant workers from outside Assam.

August 21: Unidentified militants hurled a grenade at the residence of a Hindi-speaking school teacher, Ranjit Prasad Gupta, at Natun Bazaar Pukhuripur in the Hojai town of Nagaon district.

August 12: Two Hindi-speaking Bihari migrants, Suraj Sahani and Nanu Satnami, are killed at Parokhowa bazaar under Howraghat police station.

August 10: A group of 10-15 suspected ULFA and KLNLF militants attacked a village at Dolamara in the Karbi Anglong district and shot dead 11 Hindi-speaking migrant workers. The dead include four women and two children belonging to two families originally hailing from the State of Bihar.

August 8: Nine civilians, including four women and three children, were killed and five others injured when a group of ULFA and KLNLF militants opened indiscriminate fire targeting the Hindi-speaking people at Ampahar Basti village under Howraghat police station in the Karbi Anglong district.

May 15: The ULFA militants shot dead six unidentified Hindi-speaking people in various areas of the Dibrugarh and Sivsagar districts.

January 30: Two Hindi-speaking persons are shot at and wounded by the ULFA at Mazbat in the Udalguri district.

January 29: Two Hindi speaking people are shot dead by the ULFA militants at an unspecified place in the Tinsukia district.

January 20: Two Hindi-speaking persons are killed and twelve are injured as ULFA militants trigger a powerful blast in Tinsukia town.

January 7: Six Hindi-speaking persons were shot dead and one injured in an attack by the ULFA at Chokolia near Dimow in the Dibrugarh district.

Two Hindi-speaking persons are killed and five injured when ULFA militants opened fire targeting a brick kiln at Sepon Chagolia in Moran.

January 5: At least 48 persons are killed when explosions were triggered targeting migrant workers in six separate locations in the eastern districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. Sibsagar district was also part of the area where explosion caused civilian casualty. Heavily armed ULFA militants attacked two brick kilns, fired indiscriminately on shops and business centres, besides triggering an explosion near a tea garden.

 

 

 

 

 
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