Assam Violence
Flames erupt from huts built on the banks of river Gourang during violence near Kokrajhar town in Assam.reuters

Even with deployment of multiple-security agencies in Assam's riot-affected villages, the situation continue to be tense with locals fearing a meltdown in order amidst the unabated violence between ethnic Bodos and Muslims.

According to sources, a mob of miscreants attacked a refugee camp, set it ablaze, and shot a woman to death in Duramari village near Kokrajhar district.  It's not known as to when the incident reportedly took place.

Meanwhile, Congress high command is reportedly upset with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi after his government's efforts proved futile in controlling the ethnic violence in Kokrajhar district for the past week.

Gogoi is highly criticised for his alleged failure in understanding the sensitivity involved in the ongoing violence in his state, which killed at least 42 people and displaced about 200,000 others from their homes.

The CM visited Kokrajhar district, the epicenter of Assam violence, five days after the clashes broke out between two communities and began to spill in neighbouring villages. The situation has earned him immense flak from the opposition parties, while upsetting the Congress top brasses.

The Congress has commissioned a 10-member coordination committee to look into the Assam violence. The party bosses, who are setting up a panel to assist the state over the riots, indicated that they have lost confident that the Gogoi government would contain the riots.

So far, no fresh reports of violence were reported and the northeast railway service has also resumed its services and is functioning without any disruption.

Reports said the clashes were first reported on Friday night, after a group from Jayapur village, largely occupied by Muslims, allegedly killed four youths belonging to Bodo tribal community. The incident led to an all-out community war, followed by a series of clashes between the two groups. In less than 24 hours after the violence broke out 15 people were reportedly killed.

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