TEZPUR, Aug 16 - A tense situation was prevailing since last night at Polashbasti-Oriontali and Natun Sirajuli in Barchala LAC under Dhekiajuli PS in Sonitpur district after attack on one Jugal Nath and his family of Polashbasti-Oriontali village by a mob from the tea community living in the area following a prior clash between Jugal Nath and a TE youth yesterday evening over purchase of some goods.
However, the TE youth presented a wrong scenario of the incident among the people of his area. After hearing his narrative, around 100 angry people of his village armed with lethal arms rushed to the Oriontali village and searched for Jugal Nath. When they failed to locate Jugal, they demolished his house.
In the melee, Jugal and other members of his family somehow managed to escape from the mob attack. People of the village alleged that despite getting information about the incident, police arrived at the spot late.
Meanwhile, though the situation was under control, this morning about 500 tea community people with lethal arms entered the Oriantali village to attack the villagers before the very nose of police present at the spot. The attackers also damaged houses of the villagers. In their attack, atleast 13 people were seriously injured.
However, Sonitpur SP Mugdhajyoti Mahanta with additional police force and Army rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.
One person involved with the incident was arrested. To keep the situation under control, the district administration clamped curfew in the area.