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Bodoland militants suspect teenage girl to be informer, shoot her in front of parents

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 4:40pm IST | Place: GUWAHATI | Agency: PTI
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A teenage girl was shot dead by the NDFB in the presence of her parents in Assam's Chirang district as militants suspected her of being a police informer and a probe has been announced after chilling video of the killing was aired by local television channels.

The video, sent by the NDFB militants and was being aired by television channels since last night, showed a 16-year-old girl lying slumped on the ground in a pool of blood in the presence of her parents and residents of Dwimugri village under Runikhata police station in the district.

Government spokesman and Industries minister Pradyut said a probe would be ordered into the killing by militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit). He said that the veracity of reports that the girl's body was lying in a field in the village for the past two days as her parents were afraid to retrieve it, would be verified.

The government would also take action against any policeman found guilty of dereliction of duty, he said. The girl was suspected to have been killed a day after five NDFB(S) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on August 20.

An NDFB(S) militant claimed in the video that the girl was killed for being 'an informer' and it was a warning to others. He also claimed and that the militants of his group were killed not by the army, but by the rival NDFB (Daimary).




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