North East

Curfew in Assam’s Haliakandi after communal clash

Guwahati, August 17 (UNI): Curfew has been imposed in several parts of Assam’s Haliakandi district after a minor altercation between an e-rickshaw driver and passengers snowballed into a quarrel between two communities.

Clash between two communities on Monday night left several people, including two police personnel, injured.

Indefinite curfew has been imposed 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 local media reports, a clash broke out at the Serispore tea garden area on Monday night following a minor altercation between an e-rickshaw driver and passengers.

Soon after the quarrel, people of the two communities gathered in the area and allegedly attacked each other with stones and sharp weapons.

Later, police and other security personnel rushed to the area and brought the situation under control.

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