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Monday, 20 January 2020 10.14 AM IST

Anti-CAB protests: 3 die in Guwahati as police open fire, unrest continues in northeast

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GUWAHATI: At least three persons died due to bullet injuries on Thursday after police opened fire on protesters in Assam's Guwahati, officials said.

An official of the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital told PTI that one person was "brought dead" and another succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment.

The official, however, could not give their names, saying that "they were brought unidentified".

The state has been on edge as thousands of angry protesters came out on streets defying curfew, thumbing their nose at Army contingents staging flag marches, and clashing with police across cities.

Assam Handloom Minister Ranjit Dutta's house at Behali in Sonitpur was attacked on Thursday by protestors and indefinite curfew was imposed in Tezpur and Dhekiajuli towns of the district,officials said.

Crowds of protestors gathered before his house in large numbers and threw stones. However, the damage to the house was minimal as the police reached the spot on time and dispersed them, the officials said.

Sonitpur Deputy commissioner Manvendra Pratap Singh said the curfew will be in force till further orders to avoid untoward incidents.

Army has carried out flag marches in Tezpur and other places of the district, he added.

Night curfew has been imposed in Jorhat, Golaghat, Tinsukia and Charaideo districts, the officials said.

Indefinite curfew was imposed in Guwahati and Dibrugarh on Wednesday.

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