Three injured in police firing on students in Assam

Rangiya: Three persons were injured today when the police fired on rampaging student members of the All Bodoland Minority Students Union in lower Assam's Kamrup (rural) district tonight.

About 150 supporters of the union, returning after attending a convention, attacked shops at Rangiya Tiniali and pelted stones at locals, police said.

As the situation turned violent and uncontrollable, police fired in the air to disperse them, but as the violence continued, police fired towards them injuring three with bullets, they said.

The students who had gathered from different parts of Assam, had ransacked shops and a 'dhaba' after disputes at various places in the district.

In the ensuing fisticuff between the two sides, seven students and a 'dhaba' owner were injured, police said.

The three injured in police firing were sent to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.