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Telangana effect: Student dies in Assam during protests for new state

FirstPost, August 1

Diphu: A college student, who was critically injured during protests demanding a separate , succumbed to injuries here, even as curfew continues to be in force at a district headquarter town of Assam.

, who died last night, was critically injured along with 19 others in police firing during the violent protests yesterday demanding Karbi Anglong state following the announcement for a separate Telangana state, official sources said.

Image for representation only. AFP

Image for representation only. AFP

With no fresh incident reported today, patrol by the police and para-military forces continued and the Army was standing by here to assist the Karbi Anglong district administration, they said.

Yesterday, the demonstrators belonging to Karbi Students Association, Karbi Riso Adorba and other organisations attacked the residences of Congress MP Birensing Ingti, MLA Bidyasing Engleng, Council’s CEM Joyram Engleng and four of its executive members, damaging their property.

The district administration imposed indefinite curfew in Diphu and called in the Army to assist them.

 

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