School student killed, 14 injured in clash

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Jorhat, Assam: A school student was killed and 14 others, including nine policemen, were injured in a clash which led to police firing in a tea estate in Assam's Jorhat district, police sources said on Monday.
A quarrel took place between a village defence party and some people who came in a vehicle with a crowd collecting at Hemlai Tea estate late last night.
The police tried to resolve the issue after being called to the tea estate, but a policeman was attacked with an axe and the mob began throwing stones and resorted to violence.
The police fired in the air to disperse the mob and in the melee, a 14-year old schoolboy was killed and two other students were critically injured along with nine policemen and three civilians.
Senior police officials, including Jorhat Superintendent of Police Sanjukta Parashar rushed to the spot and controlled the situation. The local people blocked the Dhodar Ali road in Jorhat with the body of the school student, Sujit Naik.
Parashar said that the incident "was unfortunate and was caused by a misunderstanding".
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday announced a compensation of Rs five lakh to the family of the dead schoolboy and Rs 50,000 to the injured and free medical treatment.
The chief minister also ordered an inquiry besides deputing Parliamentary Secretary (Home) to visit the spot and evaluate the situation.

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