Guwahati: In an inter-state border related incident between Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, one person was killed while another injured in violence that erupted at Panbari near Jairampur in Dhemaji district of Assam, police sources on Monday said.
According to police, miscreants from border area between Arunachal and Assam attacked people on the Assam side who were planting trees and saplings. Miscreants opened fire killing one and injuring two others.
The deceased person has been identified as Boga Chutia of Assam who was planting trees as part of World Environment Day celebrations along the Assam-Arunachal border.
On the other hand, two people have been reported injured identified as Pushpa Gogoi and Montu Gogoi.
Miscreants also kidnapped three more individuals. Police have launched a search operation to trace the abducted persons.
Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu took to Twitter and said, “I strongly condemn the act of violence at the Panbari area of the Asam-Arunachal border in Dhemaji, where one person named Boga Chutia of Borbila Chutiakari village of my constituency has been killed, and 3 persons – Monitu Gogoi, Puspa Gogoi and Akoni Gohain of Milonpur village have been injured. District Admin and @DhemajiPolice are on the spot.”