Police Outpost attacked by Villagers in Karbi Anglong, nine injured

Diphu, 26 Feb: At least nine people, including four policemen, were injured in central Assam’s Karbi Anglong district Sunday after a clash between police and villagers.

Four armed constables of 23rd IRB including five civilians were injured when a mob of around 500 persons attacked Deithor police outpost at around 10.30 am Sunday, which is believed to be the stronghold area of KPLT.

All the injured police personals and civilians were rushed to Golaghat civil hospital. The outpost is under Borpathar police station in Bokajan subdivision.

According to Siraj Ingti, officer in charge of Borpathar police station “some armed persons” in the midst of the mob fired on the police constables camped inside,meanwhile  havildar Nripan Kalita and constable Diganta Deka sustained bullet injuries in their abdomen.
The rampaging horde also destroyed the food stock of the reserved police, he said.

A Sumo patrolling vehicle and a motor bike used by the police have also been damaged by the crowd.
The office in-charge said that to disperse the mob, police had to fire more than 50 rounds in air, and in the cross firing at least four police personnel sustained injuries, a portion of the outpost have been torched by angry mob.

According to Shiraj Ingti, police patrolling party detained three youth on “suspicious” from a village near Deithor outpost on Saturday.
However, they were released on Sunday as the police did not find anything objectionable against them.

Police said that the youth after their release went back to the village and came back with more men to attack the police station.
After the incident an additional police force including CRPF has been deployed in Deithor to take stock of the situation.

“The situation turned worse when the group attacked the policemen and two of them were seriously injured,” police said adding that they had to resort to firing to control the mob.

“Four policemen and five villagers were injured during the incident,” police said adding that all the injured have been shifted to Jorhat Civil Hosiital in Jorhat.

Both Superintendent of police and deputy commissioner rushed to Deithor to take stock of the situation.
While talking to this reporter from the place of incident, Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong Rakesh Kumar said “our priority is to arrange to save the injured, all the eight persons are being shifted to Jorhat Medical College and now the situation is totally under control”.

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