Miscreants torch Dimasa village in Assam

Haflong, May 21 : Violence continued in Assam’s North Cachar Hills district with unidentified miscreants setting ablaze several villages in Dimasa village today.

Police sources informed that the miscreants tried to torch the entire Dibaula village, under Maibong police station, this morning.

But they managed to set ablaze eight houses while the rest of the village was saved. None has been were injured in the incident, police added.

More than a dozen people had been killed, several villages torched and train traffic halted in the hills district after violence broke out since the pre-poll stage in end-March.

The NC Hills district has virtually turned into a battleground for feuding factions of the NSCN and Dimasa militant outfit, Black Widow, with all the groups trying to claim supremacy in the district.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited the district to review the situation and ordered intensified operations, but all attempts to thwart violence have met with little success, throwing the district into complete anarchy.