A shocking video showing a man slinging a camera and hitting an apparently dead person with a bullet wound on his chest also surfaced after the incident. The man was later arrested and a judicial probe has been ordered into the incident.
“When the poison of hatred is being spread in the country then what is ‘Amrit Mahotsav’? What does freedom mean if it is not for everyone,” Gandhi asked in a tweet in Hindi, using the hashtag ‘Assam’.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday asserted that discussions were held for over four months before an eviction drive was launched to clear the land at Gorukhuti village in Darrang district where police firing claimed two lives during the exercise.
A 12-hour bandh called by various organisations to protest against the incident affected normal life in Darrang district on Friday.