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Curfew continues in Assam town, 1 succumbs to injuries

IANS  |  Guwahati 

The continued and remained suspended in town in the of on Saturday, following Friday's clashes between two groups that claimed one life and left several others injured.

The police said the situation was under control, but continued to prevent fresh violence. have been suspended to check spread of rumours and hate messages over

Several people, including security personnel, were injured in clashes over offering of Friday 'namaz' outside a mosque. One of the injured succumbed to at a hospital in on Saturday.

Environment and visited the violence-hit town and met the family members of the deceased. The has announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for the next of kin of the deceased.

Stating that an inquiry has been ordered, Shuklabaidya told reporters on SUnday, "The incident was triggered by a minor altercation. We suspect there might be a conspiracy behind the incident."

of Police (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwala has also been sent to the district to monitor the situation.

"Steps have been taken to prevent escalation of violence. Additional forces from Rifles have been rushed in from and and deployed in the violence-hit areas," said a senior

The altercation begun as some people wanted to offer 'namaz' outside the mosque, which was opposed by others. It soon turned violent as both sides started pelting stones at each other. Security forces intervened and had to fire to contain the situation.



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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 22:22 IST