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More killing, Dima Hasao is burning

SILCHAR, Oct 17: Fear of a fresh bout of ethnic clash loomed large over in the disturbed Dima Hasao district as killing and arson continued despite strict vigilance by the security forces. Suspected Hills Tiger Forces (HTF) militants continued its spate of violence as they set ablaze two more Dimasa villages on Sunday and gunned down a 90 year old person. 17 andthree houses of Gaizon Basti and Jiri Basti respectively were reduced to ashes the non-Dimasa tribal militants sprayed bullets indiscriminately.
Thangsring Daolagupu, a 90 year old Dimasa person died after a bullet pierced his lungs in Gaizon Basti. Dilta Daolagupu, 43, DoputhiNunisa, 83 and Jipon Hojai, 65 sustained bullets injury.
Sources said, a group of at least 25tribal militants cordoned the Dimasa hamlets and started spraying bullets indiscriminately. When the terror-struck villagers came out of their huts and started running helter-skelter, the militants set ablaze the houses. 17out of 36 huts of Gaizon Basti werecompletely gutted down. Militants then marched forward towards the adjacent Jiri Basti and attackedit in the similar style. However no news of killing was reported till now.
Sources said police had nabbed at least six Zeme Naga youths who were allegedly involved in the incidents. Earlier two more youths, belonging to Zeme Naga community were arrested for their alleged role in the attack in Langren Basti where eight houses were gutted down.
The HTF, a militant outfit comprising various non-Dimasa tibes had claimed responsibility ofkilling a former DHD (J) militant James Dimasa and attack on Langrn Basti. HTF was opposing the proposed peace pact between the government and the DHD.
Governor appeals for peace: PTI reports from Guwahati, Assam Governor J B Patnaik has appealedto people to maintain peace in Assam's Dima Hasao district where violence has claimed one life and several houses have been set ablaze.
"It is very unfortunate that fresh violence has started in the district and some houses have been burnt down.
I appeal to all to maintain peace atall costs and the situation is not allowed to turn into ethnic clashes," the Governor said in a statement here.
He asked the authorities to ensure that all disorderly elements are controlled.
One person was killed and three others were injured in fresh violence in the district when attackers, claiming to be membersof the local underground outfit Hills Tiger Force, swooped down on an ethnic Dimasa village, Gaijan, and set ablaze 16 houses late last night. (SentinelAssam)

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