Jan 19, 2014, 4:34 AM
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Armed ultras killed 7 persons in India’s NE state of Assam

New Delhi, Jan 19, IRNA -- A group of armed ultras belonging to National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)'s anti-talk Song Bijit group gunned down seven persons and injured equal number within twenty four hours in India’s Northeastern state of Assam.

The NDFB's killing spree continued for the second day as they gunned down two persons and injured four others in two districts today, police said.

A group of armed ultras raided Sakuwaserfung in Bijni subdivision of Chirang district Saturday evening and fired indiscriminately, killing a 50-year-old man and injuring four persons, including two women, the PTI reported.

Iman Ali died after getting a bullet in his stomach, while Aminur Islam (45), Ali (50), Sihirunnesa (30) and Anju Ara Begum (25) were injured in the firing by the NDFB ultras.

The victims were near some shops in the village. They were taken to a private hospital in Bangaigaon.

Earlier in the day, a Hindi speaking barber, Bikram Singh (55), was shot from close range when he was coming out of his saloon at Ambagaon under Udalguri police station. Singh, a native of Bihar, died on the spot.

Last night, suspected NDFB (S) terrorists killed five Hindi speaking people and injured three others after stopping a bus on NH-31 in Kokrajhar district. The vehicle was going from Siliguri in West Bengal to Shillong in Meghalaya.

The ultras had asked the eight passengers from Bihar to come out of the bus, lined them up and rained a volley of fire on them. They had then asked the inter-state bus to proceed on its journey.

The deceased, hailing from Bihar, are Papu Kumar Singh (25), Shamsher Mantri (20) and brothers Ahot Bihari (20) and Raj Bihari (19), police sources said.

The injured, also from Bihar and admitted to Bongaingaon Civil Hospital, are Amol Gupta, Ramanand Ojah and Babulal Karmakar.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked the state DGP to take strict action against NDFB militants.

Bihar government announced compensation of Rs 20,000 each and state funeral at home for the four from the state.