Indefinite curfew was clamped from 7.30 pm in Mancachar and nearby areas in Dhubri district,Assam,following clashes in which two policemen were injured a police vehicle was set on fire.
The district is along Meghalaya and Bangladesh border. Trouble began when people from Garo Hills,Meghalaya,crossed the Kanu river and came to Mancachar for shopping.
People beat some of them after an altercation. Next day when people from Mancachar went to Monabari,Meghalaya,they were beaten up. A bandh was observed in Mancachar on Saturday. Tension escalated Sunday when a body was found floating on Kanu river.