Unidentified miscreants on Friday night hurled petrol bombs at the house of an Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) leader and educationist at Pathsala in lower Assam’s Bajali district.

The miscreants threw petrol bombs into the house of AGP leader Ranjit Deka around 9 pm on Friday.

Deka, who unsuccessfully contested the last Assam Assembly elections on AGP ticket from Bhabanipur constituency, runs Anandaram Baruah Academy, a reputed private educational institute based in Pathsala.

While Deka was away, his family members were present when the incident took place.

Top police officials including Superintendent of Police (SP) Dharmendra Das visited the place and conducted preliminary investigations.

As per reports, some unknown person made a phone call to Deka’s wife around 9.30 pm and asked to fulfill their demands.

It is not immediately known what demands the persons had made to Deka’s family.

“Around half an hour after the incident, a Hindi-speaking person had called me from an unknown number and asked me to fulfill their demands. When I asked him what their demands were, the caller replied that he would call me back and ended the call,” said Deka’s wife Nandita Barman.

Sasanka Talukdar

Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: sasanka140@gmail.com