UPDATE: Anger, outrage in eastern Assam after miscreants posing as ULFA (I) rebels kill 2 people at Rupai Siding


Massive anger and outrage across eastern Assam after two miscreants posing as ULFA (I) militants shot dead two persons at Rupai Siding under Doomdooma police station in Tinsukia district Friday night. All shops and businesses downed their shutters in protest against last night’s incident.

Two youths who came on a motorcycle, one of them waiting outside and the second entering the grocery shop owned by a person named Ananda Agarwalla, demanded Rs 3 lakh extortion money in the name of ULFA (I), the anti-talks ULFA faction led by Paresh Baruah.

The gunman then shot at Jeet Verma, an employee of the grocery shop, when he tried to overpower the armed miscreant who later succumbed to his injuries. Another person, a customer who was later identified as Ramakanta Deuri, also died after suffering bullet wounds.

Meanwhile, the entire incident was caught on the close circuit camera installed at the grocery shop.


Police incidentally apprehended 22-year-old Rupantor Moran alias Deepjyoti Moran, the gunman who had shot dead the two persons, while his associate, 27-year-old Montu Moran, managed to escape. Police also recovered a motorcycle (Bajaj Pulsar bearing registration number AS-23-L-0413) from near the incident site.

Police said the two youths were known history-sheeters and were even arrested in the past. The ULFA (I), too, clarified that Rupantor and Montu Moran were not associated with the militant outfit in any way.