GUWAHATI, Aug 28 � Around 100 families have been sheltered in three relief camps set up in three LP schools in Barpeta Road area following violent incidents during the AAMSU-sponsored bandh today. One handcart puller was killed in an incident of attack by the bandh supporters.
Minister Nilamani Sen Deka who has been deputed to monitor the at Barpeta Road by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, told this newspaper that around 1,000 bandh supporters came to impose the bandh today. The bandh supporters burnt down houses of 35 to 40 families of a particular community and in retaliation four to five houses of the bandh supporters were also burnt down by the people of the community which came under attack from the bandh supporters. Curfew has been imposed in the area to bring the situation under control.
The person who succumbed to the injuries inflicted by the bandh supporters has been identified as handcart puller Jnanendra Mandal. Two mediapersons also sustained injury in the violent incidents. In total, 40 persons were injured in police lathi-charge and firing done to quell the situation. Over 100 persons were arrested in connection with the violent incidents in Barpeta Road area, Deka said.
Adequate security arrangements have been made and police, Army, CRPF and Rapid Action Force pickets have been posted in the violence-hit areas, the minister further added.