Father, son gunned down

12 Dec 2017

The president of a local Village Defence Party (VDP) and his son were shot dead by unidentified miscreants at the night of Monday at Bordumsa in upper Assam's Tinsukia district, official sources said. District Superintendent of Police (SP) Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta has confirmed the incident. The gunmen opened fire at Hunjan Simalguri Village under the Bordumsa police station, seriously injuring Anteshwar Mahanta (45) and his son Karun Mahanta (23), police sources said. Both Anteswar and Karun succumbed to their injuries while they were being taken to a hospital, they added. Karun was a former president of the Kakopathar Regional Students' Union, the sources said. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has condemned the incident. "In a democratic society, no such high-handedness will be tolerated as the government is prepared to deal with such inhumane killings with an iron fist," he said in a statement. (PTI)