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Assam-Meghalaya Border: 1 shot dead in Goalpara

GUWAHATI: A man in Goalpara was shot dead along the Assam-Meghalaya border area in the wee hours of Tuesday.

The victim was identified as Tapas Rabha, a rubber plantation farmer and daily wager, who went to collect rubber saplings very early in the morning and some unidentified shot at him from behind.

“The incident has nothing to do with border issues although it took place along the border area. This might have happened due to some personal enmity or something likewise,” said V. V. Rakesh Reddy, Superintendant of police, Goalpara talking with InsideNE.

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“The motive of the killing is not found yet. When he was on the way to the rubber field someone miscreants took advantage of the dark and shot at him. His family have no suspect as they have no issues with anybody to their knowledge,” Reddy informed.

32-year-old Rabha was rushed to Goalpara Civil Hospital and later he succumbed to his injury on the way to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital as Reddy informed.

The investigation is underway although no arrest has been made so far.

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