The body of a suspected ULFA(I) militant, who is believed to have died in the gun battle with security forces near Jagun on Sep 24, was found floating on the Burhi Dihing this morning.
The body was spotted by local fishermen who later informed the police. The slain militant who has not been identified yet was wearing combat dress and a hand grenade was tied to his neck and a bag hung around him.
Security forces had entered into a gunfight with a group of anti-talks ULFA faction militants at the Katha Sema reserve forest near Jagun with the Army claiming to have killed two militants.
Besides the grenade, police also recovered live ammunition of AK-series rifles and few other things from the bag of the slain militant.