20 students beaten up by Naga police

Guwahati, Sept 16 : At least 20 students, including 3 girls, were injured in Assam's Golaghat district on Wednesday, sources said.

The incident took place at Thuramukh, some 14 kms from Golaghat town when over thousands of local people and students, led by All Assam Students Union (AASU) Phalangoni anchalik wing, put up a road blockade near NH-39 to protest the encroachment in Assam land by Naga people demanding protection for the Assamese people in the tense
border area.

The road blockade programme started at around 10 am.

During the blockade, hundreds of vehicles stopped at the NH-39 in both the directions.

When a convoy of Nagaland police reached the spot on the way to Dimapur, they started beating up the protesters, in which at least 20 students were injured.

The injured were rushed to the Golaghat civil hospital.

The security forces and civil officials rushed to the spot.

The injured girls were referred to the Dibrugarh Medical College and hospital.