Diphu: Paying floral tributes to those killed on October 17, 2005 during a militant attack at Karbi Anglong district of Assam, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) chief executive member (CEM) Tuliram Ronghang on Thursday announced that one-time financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh will be provided to the next kin of those killed in the incident.
Announcing that a financial package of Rs 1 crore will be released for construction of a prayer hall and a plot of 100 bigha of land will also be provided for construction of a memorial park here, the CEM also said that water supply facilities and public toilets will be constructed and 100 solar lights will be installed in the area. In his speech, Ronghang also assured that he will discuss with other EMs during the next executive meeting of the KAAC to declare October 17 a holiday.
Apart from Ronghang; MP Horensing Bey; EMs, MACs and others also took part in the meeting and paid floral tributes to those killed in the incident. One person representing each of the five Karbi clans laid wreath at the memorial column and lighted lamps.
During the Karbi-Dimasa clash that was erupted in 2005 and in the early morning of October 17, 2005, a group of militants belonging to Black Widow armed with sophisticated weapons attacked Karbi villages at Charchim, Prisek and other areas.