Student killed in firing during clash in Assam

Silchar: A clash broke out between an angry mob and policemen in Assam's Silchar city leaving a student was killed in firing and seven others injured, officials said on Thursday.

Although police claimed to have control the situation, emergings tension prevailed in and around the city over the incident that took place late Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred after two groups of people were fighting over a disputed plot of land.

Cachar Superintendent of Police Rajveer Singh said, "Based on information that there were clashes between two groups of people over a piece of land, a police team went there to settle the matter. However, the irate people rounded up the policemen and assaulted them".

"Although the police could contain the situation initially, the people later came out in huge numbers and blocked the busy National Highway No. 6 that connects Silchar and Shillong and pelted the police team with stones and other vehicles plying on the highway," he said.

Singh added, "As the situation turned violent, the police resorted to firing in the air. However, one of the bullets hit a 17-year-old student unfortunately, who was also a part of the mob".

The injured comprised two civilians and five policemen.

Singh futher added to his words, "The situation is under control now and we have deployed additional forces to ensure that there is no escalation of the situation".

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