One killed, 50 houses set ablaze in NC Hills

GUWAHATI: One person was killed and three others injured when attackers fired and torched nearly 50 houses after nearly a month's lull in violence in Assam's trouble-torn North Cachar Hills district today, police said.
The attackers stormed the remote Bonkhai village under Maibong police station and set ablaze nearly all the houses of the village dominated by Dimasa tribals.
The miscreants subsequently sprayed bullets as people tried to douse the fire killing one person on the spot and critically injuring three others.
The police and army have gone to the remote village and the injured have been shifted to Maibong Civil Hospital.
The district has witnessed wide-spread violence since April with insurgent outfit Dima Halam Daoga (Halam) attacking security and railway personnel followed by ethnic clashes between Dimasas and Zeme Naga tribals claiming more than 40 lives so far.