40 houses set ablaze in NC Hills

A boy and woman stand in the midst of their burnt house at Maibong in NC Hills on June 8. (Hemanta Kumar Nath Photo)

Haflong, June 9: Unabated violence continued in strife-torn North Cachar Hills district of Assam where 40 houses in a Dimasa tribal village were set ablaze today despite stepped-up security. Suspected Zemi Naga tribals fired and hurled hand grenades on Didiupi village and set ablaze the houses, police said.
There was no report of any casualty. Security have been stepped up in the trouble-torn district particularly after the arrest of DHD(J) chief Jewel Garlosa, who is currently in the custody of the National Investigating Agency.