GUWAHATI: At least nine people were killed in clashes between security forces and protesters at Pengeri in Tinsukia district on Monday.
Nine people were charred to death while many others sustained serious burn injuries when they came in contact with a live high-voltage wire in front Pengeri police station, police said.
The incident happened, when security personnel, to control a mob protest, blank fired in the air, and accidentally a live high-voltage wire came down crashing.
This led to further clashes between the two sides.
The situation is tense but under control till the filing of the report.