Lafiqul Islam Ahmed

In a barbaric incident, All Bodoland Minority Students’ Union President Lafiqul Islam Ahmed was killed by gunmen in Kokrajhar district on Tuesday, state media reported.

The incident which has taken the entire state by storm reportedly took place at around 4.30 pm at Titaguri market in Kokrajhar district.

Police said two motorcycle borne youth pumped bullets from an AK-47 assault rifle from close range killing Islam on the spot, Business Northeast reported.

The chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal condemned the vicious incident. Sonowal tweeted, “I strongly condemn the killing of ABMSU president Lafikul Islam. Directed Assam police DGP to visit Kokrajhar & do a thorough investigation.”

People have been protesting against the killing of the minority leader, there have been news reports of several protests in different places of Assam condemning the killing of Lafiqul Islam Ahmed.

While condemning the brutal incident, the ABMSU demanded immediate arrest of culprit involved in the killing of the minority leader.