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Grenade attack in Assam, one killed, 3 injured

On Friday, police said, at least one individual was killed and three others were wounded in a grenade attack in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district.

According to police officers, two motorcycle-riding criminals tossed the grenade in front of a hardware store in Digboi town’s Tingrai market.

Sanjib Sen, 25, was killed in the explosion, and three others were injured.

The wounded have been sent to a doctor.

Security forces headed by senior officials raced to the sector, cordoning off the town and launching a search operation in an attempt to apprehend the perpetrators. Additional information is expected.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma denounced the grenade attack and directed that the incident be investigated by Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta. Assam’s Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) tweeted: “CM Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed concern over the grenade explosion at Digboi’s Tingri Market and requested the DGP to deal with the incident sternly and apprehend the miscreants immediately.”

On Tuesday, a 12-year-old boy was killed in the same district by a grenade explosion.

According to Tinsukia Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Nimbalkar, the grenade was lying on the roadside when Sujoy Hajong was riding his bicycle in Hajong village, which is part of the Jagun police station district.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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