Dhubri, Sept. 12: A 40-year-old man injured in the grenade blast below the Paglasthan flyover in Bongaigon town last evening, died at a private nursing home last night.
Dhaneswar Boro and four others were injured when the grenade lobbed by Ulfa rebels exploded.
Boro of Bakhrapara village had hit a pole while he tried to save himself the blast impact and sustained fatal injuries, a police source said.
One of the Ulfa rebels, Manoj Rabha alias Monibantha Asom, was caught at Mahavirstan as security was beefed up following the blast.
Manoj was trying to escape in an autorickshaw towards New Bongaigaon railway station, the police source said. A Chinese grenade was recovered from him.
Manoj joined the organisation in 2009 and trained in the Khardang camp in Goalpara district close to Meghalaya.
He fled from the camp in January and was allegedly working under lower Assam’s “self-styled sergeant major” Brush Rabha.
“He (Manoj Rabha) confessed that he had hurled the grenade at the instance of Brush Rabha but he was caught by the police immediately,” the police source said.
Bongaigaon superintendent of police Nitul Gogoi said Manoj was being interrogated and they were hopeful about getting some information on the movement of Ulfa.
“Operation against the militants responsible for the blast will continue and we hope to arrest a few more soon. Security in and around Bongaigaon town and elsewhere in the district has been stepped up,” Gogoi added.
Tension gripped the town after the blast but law and order remained under control, a senior police said.