Tinsukia: Women in Tinsukia were blocking the Dhola-Tinsukia highway and burning tyres on Friday to express their outcry against the murder of five people by the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) terrorists. The All Assam Bengali Youth Students Federation has called a 12-hour shutdown in Tinsukia in protest of the killings which took place in Bishnoimukh village near Dhola-Sadiya bridge in the district on Thursday. DGP Kuladhar Saikia and ministers Keshab Mahanta AND Parimal Suklabaidya had reached the spot where the incident took place, stated news agency ANI. Also Read - Coronavirus: SBI Closes Northeast Head Office After COVID-19 Spike Among Staff

The incident had taken place around 7 PM on Thursday. The victims have been identified as Shyamlal Biswas, Ananta Biswas, Abhinash Biswas, Subal Biswas and Dhananjay Namsudra. Also Read - Assam Lockdown Extension News Today: List of Districts to go Under Complete Shutdown From Today | Check List

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had condemned the murder of people by ULFA. Banerjee further questioned if the attack was the outcome of the recent National Register of Citizen (NRC) development. While speaking to ANI, “We strongly condemn the attack in Tinsukia & killing of Shyamlal Biswas, Ananta Biswas, Abhinash Biswas, Subodh Das. Is this the outcome of recent NRC developement? We’ve no words to express our deep sorrow to grieving families. Perpetrators must be punished at earliest.”

Home Minister Rajnath Singh took to Twitter to criticise the attack. “Shocked & pained by the killing of J&K State BJP leader Sh. Anil Parihar & his brother. My heart goes out to the bereaved family. Spoke to Advisor to J&K Governor, Sh Vijay Kumar regarding the incident. The police will leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.