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Over 10,000 people take shelter in relief camps in Kokrajhar
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KOKRAJHAR, December 25: In the wake of killings, counter killings and arson in Adivasi and Bodo villages following the attack by NDFB (S) on innocent Adivasi people in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Sonitpur, altogether 10,570 people have been forced to take shelter in 24 relief camps in Kokrajhar district.
Of 24 relief camps set up by the district administration, nine are in Kokrajhar subdivision while 15 are in Gossaigaon subdivision. Out of total people languishing in relief camps, 4,070 are in Kokrajhar district while 6,500 are in Gossaigaon subdivision. Since December 22, as many as 30 people have been killed in the attack and counter attack in Kokrajhar district with report of one missing and the number of injured persons stand at 14. Moreover, altogether 41 houses have been burnt down in the district of which 36 in Gossaigaon and five in Kokrajhar. However, unofficial sources said the burning of houses could be much higher as reports of arson and burning of houses were coming in from different places.
The district administration submitted the official reports to the Union Home Minister on Thursday during his visit to Korkajhar.
The situation is still tense in the district as people of both the communities are gripped by the fear of being attacked. Reports from interior areas alleged that the security arrangements were not satisfactory and people were abandoning their houses due to lack of security.
Meanwhile, Kokrajhar district administration has imposed indefinite curfew from Thursday to avert fresh incidents of violence in the district. Kokrajhar town was deserted due to imposition of curfew.