Bajrang Dal Activist Killed in Assam’s Karimganj

Guwahati: According to a police officer, one individual has been arrested in relation to the death of a Bajrang Dal activist on Monday in Assam’s Karimganj district.

Sambhu Koiri, a 16-year-old activist, was assassinated on Saturday night in the Lowairpua neighbourhood, under Bazaricherra Police Station, around 50 kilometres from Karimganj town.

After completing a three-day Bajrang Dal training session in the neighbouring Hailakandi district, Koiri was going back to Karimganj, according to PTI.

“The person was attacked with sharp weapons. Local people immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead,” the officer said.

Local people gheraoed the Bazaricherra Police Station after the incident, demanding arrest of the culprits. Extra forces were deployed in the area to keep the situation under control, he said. “One person has so far been arrested in connection with the murder. Further investigation is on,” the police officer said.

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