A former Dimasa rebel and a woman were killed while another one injured when suspected militants opened indiscriminate fire in a village in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.
Police said 42-year-old Amit Nunisa and Alota Maibongsa, 60, died on the spot when armed militants resorted to indiscriminate firing at Kharnaidisha village on Wednesday night.
Ashit Phonglosa, 25, sustained a bullet injury and was rushed to a hospital.
Nunisa had surrendered to authorities along with several other Dima Halom Daogah (DHD) militants in 2003 after the outfit signed a memorandum of settlement (MoS) with the government.
“We were asleep but woke up when we suddenly heard the sound of firing. When the villagers came out from their homes, they saw the gunmen leaving the village after killing two persons and injuring another,” a villager said.
A huge contingent of security forces led by Karbi Anglong District Superintendent of Police Debajit Deori rushed to the spot and launched a combing operation.
Underground outfit Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA), formed in 2019, was suspected to be behind the incident.
Both the victims have participated in the local ‘Bisudima festival’ in the Karbi Anglong district in the past few days.