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Sam Stafford, 17, was injured in an incident which took place near Hatigaon in Guwahati. He succumbed to bullet injuries at a hospital
Sam Stafford, 17, was injured in an incident which took place near Hatigaon in Guwahati. He succumbed to bullet injuries at a hospital|File image
ASSAM

CAA stir: Complaint filed against Assam cops over youths’ killing

Deepanjal Das (23) & Sam Stafford (17) were allegedly killed in police firing during protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Guwahati on Dec 13

Irani Sonowal Lepcha

Irani Sonowal Lepcha

Itanagar: A complaint has been filed against the Assam Police department over the killing of Deepanjal Das (23) and Sam Stafford (17) during the protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Guwahati, Assam on December 13.

Buteng Tayeng, who is the secretary of state affairs in North East Human Rights Organisation (NEHRO), filed the complaint with the Assam Human Rights Commission on Sunday.

In his complaint, Tayeng has alleged that the police fired at them without any provocation and did not even give warning.

Th two youngsters were allegedly killed in police firing on protesters who had defied indefinite curfew in Guwahati to rally against CAA.

While Das reportedly took a bullet in his stomach and died at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital a little while later, Stafford was injured in an incident which took place in Hatigaon. He later succumbed to bullet injuries at a hospital.

Meanwhile, over 190 protesters have been arrested and 1,460 detained so far by Assam Police for indulging in the violent agitation in the state recently, said reports.

At least six people have died in protest againt the contentious Act in Assam in the past one week.