It was in 2012, during the ethnic riots between Bodo tribals and Bengali-speaking Muslims in Assam that I first visited a Bodoland Territorial Area District(BTAD) to understand and unravel the Bodoland conflict. At this time I established contact with an outsider-yet-an-insider in the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). We kept in touch. After three years, I met my source on my visit during the 2014-15 violence against adivasis, attributed to the Songbijit faction of the NDFB