“Assam: The Tinsukia shooting which claimed the lives of five civilians who were killed by ULFA terrorists Thursday saw a lone survivor narrate his ordeal. The survivor, Sahadev Namasudra spoke of how five to six armed men in uniform came and talked to them in Hindi and Assamese. Also Read - Adopt Decent Family Planning Policy: Assam CM to Immigrant Muslims
As per his statement, the militants picked up six men, two of who were shopkeepers and were closing business for the day and took them to a stream flowing into the Brahmaputra river. They then made them sit on the ground in a line and shot them from point-blank range. Namasudra, the sixth man, who was at one end of the line, jumped into the pit and pretended to be dead when the men started firing from their automatic weapons. Also Read - Assam Board Class 12 Exam 2021: Here is When Class 12th Exams Will be Held
Sahadev added, “We were sitting in the shop when three men came in asked to come with them for some discussions. They were speaking with us in Hindi but when they were talking amongst themselves they were talking in Assamese. They were in army uniform.” Also Read - States Announce Easing of COVID Curbs From Monday | A Look at Lockdown/Relaxation in Parts of India
He said that outside on the road there were three more men. “We were made to sit on the ground and started firing. I made a blind jump from the sitting position and fell into a pit. I lay there motionless and only woke up when I could sense that they were gone. I didn’t see them going though,” Sahadev said.
The men who fell prey to these ULFA militants are Ananta Biswas, Abhinash Biswas and Shyamal Biswas who belonged to the same family. The other two dead are Subal Das and Dhananjay Namasudra.