Tinsukia: An employee of a flour mill in Assam’s Dibrugarh district was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Graham Bazar area situated around 100 metres from his residence on Tuesday evening, triggering panic across the region.
The deceased employee has been identified as Om Prakash Agarwal.
According to sources, the incident took place when Agarwal was returning his home on a motorcycle after purchasing vegetables. Although Agarwal was immediately rushed to the Assam Medical College and Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.
A local who rushed to the spot after hearing the incident told media persons that someone screamed while running “goli marise, goli marise” (shots fired, shots fired) and after we ran to the spot we found On Prakash Agarwal lying on the ground in a pool of blood.
“We use to call him Amla da, who was a member of our Mitra Sangh Puja Committee,” he added.
Meanwhile, sources revealed that so far police has ruled out hands of ULFA-I behind the killing. The cops have also recovered a fired cartridge at a distance of 15 feet from the incident and they are suspecting the role of miscreants behind the killing. The sources further added that so far it is not clear how many people were involved in the incident and whether they were on foot or a vehicle.
EastMojo tried to contact the Dibrugarh superintendent of police Gautam Bora but all attempts turned futile.
Earlier in September this year, an employee of a businessman was shot dead in Guwahati’s busy Kumarpara market area.