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Citizenship Bill protests: Two die in Guwahati as police open fire

An official of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital told PTI that one person was 'brought dead' and another succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Citizenship Bill protests in Guwahati
Police fire teargas shells to disperse protesters during their clashes as they march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Guwahati

At least two persons died due to bullet injuries on Thursday after police opened fire on protesters in Assam's Guwahati, officials said.

An official of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital told PTI that one person was "brought dead" and another succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment.

The official, however, could not give their names, saying that "they were brought unidentified".

The state has been on edge as thousands of angry protesters came out on streets defying curfew, thumbing their nose at Army contingents staging flag marches, and clashing with police across cities.

First Published: Thu, December 12 2019. 19:45 IST
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