Assam blasts: Sketch of suspected bomber released

5 11 2008

The police on Tuesday released the sketch of a suspect in connection with the Assam serial blasts that claimed 81 lives. (Watch)

Police said the sketch matches 77 per cent with the person suspected to be responsible for the explosion at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kamrup on October 30. The person, dressed in a white kurta, is said to be of fair complexion with short hair and a thin moustache.

The sketch is that of a youth with a light beard, a thin moustache and a broad face.

“The suspect is a fair complexioned man aged below 35 years and about 5.7 feet tall with an athletic build weighing about 68 kg,” another police officials said.

Sources said the sketch was prepared on the basis of inputs from five witnesses.

On October 30, there were six near-simultaneous blasts in Guwahati at about 11:30 am in crowded market places –Ganeshguri, Pan Bazaar Fancy bazaar and the District Court complex. The high-intensity blasts set off fire in several areas.

As Guwahati tried to get on its feet, news of other blasts from Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta came in. Ironically in Barpeta, the police found a bomb at 9 am but by the time they could find experts to defuse it, the bomb exploded.



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