Guwahati: Two forest guards were arrested after a 2-year-old child was killed and her mother injured after the guards opened fire to chase away a herd of wild elephants at Boko in Kamrup district of Assam.

Local people demanding action against the forest personnel and compensation to the victim’s family organised massive protests in Boko.

The arrested forest guards were identified as Imtiaz Ahmed and Siddhartha Sinha.

Officials said that the forest personnel fired shots in the air to chase away elephants, however, two bullets hit two-year-old Arbi Daimary and her mother Malobika Daimary at the Bondapara area in Kamrup (Rural) on Saturday.

The child succumbed to her injuries, and the woman is now undergoing treatment at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

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