Chandra Buragohain (left) and Karishma Mech, who have reportedly joined ULFA(I)
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Assam: Two more youths join ULFA(I)

The development comes three weeks after a missing AASU leader from Golaghat district took to Facebook to announce his decision to join the banned rebel outfit

Guwahati: Over three weeks after EastMojo reported about a missing All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader in Assam’s Golaghat district surfacing as an ULFA(I) rebel, two more cases of students joining the banned militant outfit have come to light.

As per reports, Karishma Mech and Chandra Buragohain, both from Lekhapani area in Tinsukia district, are suspected of joining the Paresh Baruah-led rebel group. Mech, a Class X student, had reportedly gone missing from the area a week ago.

Reports of the two students joining the banned militant outfit have come just a few weeks after Pankaj Pratim Dutta, the vice-president of the Dergaon regional committee of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), took to social media to announce his decision to join ULFA(I).

Recently, there were reports of three persons in Udalguri district joining the rebel group. Earlier, Assam Police IGP (SB) Pallab Bhattacharrya had revealed to the media that eight persons have crossed over to join ULFA(I).