Curfew in Hailakandi after communities clash
Guwahati, Aug 17, 2021, IBNS
Curfew has been imposed in parts of Assam’s Hailakandi district following a clash between two communities on Monday night.
Several people including two police personnel were injured in the incident.
In an order issued by Hailakandi district, Deputy Commissioner Rohan Jha imposed a total curfew in the Serispore tea garden, Narainpur Pt-II village, Itarkandi Pt-I village and Chandpur village from 10 pm on August 16 until further order.
According to the reports, a clash broke out at Serispore tea garden area on Monday night following a minor altercation between a E-rickshaw driver and passengers.
Soon after the quarrel, people of two different communities gathered in the area and allegedly attacked each other by using sharp weapons.
When a police team reached the area to control the situation, some people had also allegedly attacked and pelted stones at the police personnel.
Several people including two police personnel were injured in the incident and they were rushed to nearby hospital.
Later, police and other security personnel had rushed to the area and brought the situation under control.
Hailakandi district police said that the situation is now under control and security personnel have been deployed in the areas.