Dibrugarh: A four-member Trinamool Congress (TMC) delegation arrived in Assam's Dibrugarh on Sunday morning and headed to Kheronibari village in Tinsukia district to meet the family members of the five people killed by suspected militants. The TMC delegation gave Rs 1 lakh each as compensation to the families, ANI reported.
Led by Derek O'Brien, the TMC parliamentary party leader in Rajya Sabha, the team comprises the party's Lok Sabha MP Mamata Bala Thakur, Rajya Sabha MP Nadimul Haq and MLA Mahua Moitra. "This is a humanitarian visit. This is a visit to stand with the grieving families," O'Brien told reporters outside the airport.
The delegation also visited the spot in Tinsukia where the 5 innocents were gunned down.
Unidentified gunmen in battle fatigue shot dead five individuals, including three members of a family, near the village in the district on Thursday night.
Strongly condemning the incident, the senior TMC leader said, "What has happened is a dastardly killing of the most deprived and poorest Indian citizens... They have been murdered in cold blood."
On Friday, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee expressed anguish over the killings and said an "environment of violence" was prevailing in the country.
A TMC delegation of six MPs had gone to Silchar on 2 August to assess the situation in Assam in the wake of the publication of the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on 30 July, but was stopped at the airport.
They were not allowed to leave the airport and were sent back the next day.
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Updated Date: Nov 04, 2018 13:38:28 IST