Com Thaneswar Mushahary belonged to a poor Bodo family of Samthaibari Village, Barpeta district, Assam. He was a student of class VII when he was murdered by the blind supporters of All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) in 1991. Samthaibari is a Bodo dominated area. So, ABSU was strong there. Com. Mushahary, as a member of the SFI protested the undemocratic activities of the ABSU and tried to mobilize the local students and people of his area against them. So the blind supporters of the ABSU brutally killed Com. Thaneswar Mushahary.