Nagaland : Two killed, 11 injured in police firing

aaGuwahati, February 1 : Nagaland turned more violent after two people were killed and 11 others injured on Tuesday night, while police fired at agitators who protests in the wake of the state government’s decision to hold the Urban Local Body (ULB) polls on February 1.

The incident took place at Dimapur, one of the hub town of the north eastern Indian state on Tuesday night, when the mass agitation against the state government, claimed the life of two youth in police firing in Dimapur and injuring 11 others.

On the other hand, seven others were also injured in police firing in Longleng town, but the Nagaland police denied the report.

According to the reports, a youth who was critically injured in police firing was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to injury.

The deceased youth was the agitators, who gathered near the private residence of Chief Minister TR Zeliang at 3rd Mile at around 9-30 pm.

Police reportedly fired at the agitators, who were attempted to gate crash inside the residence.

A driver said that, police stopped his car and asked him to take a dead body to hospital.

The body was yet to be identified.

The protest came more violent, when the state government decided to hold the ULB poll on February 1.

Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath

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