Man attacks neighbours with machete, police shoot him dead

Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) Police in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Saturday shot a man dead after he attacked and injured four people with a machete.

Bhadra Gogoi, a resident of Kharikatia village in Bordubi area, went wild on Saturday morning and attacked people from his neighbourhood, police said.

Gogoi had a history of going wild periodically and behaving unnaturally, attacking people around him.

“Today, we were informed that Gogoi had gone wild since morning and started attacking his neighbours with a machete. Four people were injured by him, including two of them seriously,” said Tinsukia Superintendent of Police Mugdhajyoti Mahanta.

“When a police team from the Bordubi police station arrived there, Gogoi attacked them forcing police to fire to subdued him.

“Although police shot at his leg, he died later at a hospital due to profuse bleeding,” he said.

He said two of the seriously injured were still struggling for their lives at the Assam Medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh.

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