Mamata Banerjee’s delegation Meets kin Of those Killed in Assam’s Tinsukia


Tinsukia, Nov 4: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) delegation led by party leader Derek O’ Brien on Sunday has met the families of those massacred by suspected terrorists linked to United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) in Assam’s Tinsukia district.

Expressing solidarity with aggrieved families, the TMC delegation gave Rs 1 lakh each as compensation to the families of the five people killed in Tinsukia.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed anguish over the killings and said an “environment of violence” was prevailing in the country.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday has said that he has asked Assam CM to investigate the killings and that the culprits should not be spared.

Five Bengali-speaking men, including three of a family, were killed allegedly by the United Liberation Front of Assam’s Paresh Baruah faction (ULFA-I) on the banks of the Lohit river at Kheronibari village. Police suspect the gunmen belonged to the ULFA (Independent) faction but the group has denied its involvement in the incident.

The TMC has demanded Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s resignation for failing to ensure the safety of the citizens and asked for a court-monitored inquiry into the killings.

The TMC delegation includes Derek O’ Brien, Mamata Bala Thakur, Nadimul Haq and Mahua Moitra to Tinsukia.

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