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Assam: Stone pelting clashes as people breach lockdown

Mar 28, 2020 18:30 IST

Police opened fire in the air in Assam's Bongaigaon district on Saturday to disperse an unruly mob at a market that attacked the security personnel when asked to abide by the lockdown order. None was injured in the melee. People had gathered in large numbers at meat and poultry shops of Bhawlaguri market in the district without maintaining social distancing norms. As police intervened, most of them dispersed only to return with machetes and stones to attack the officers on duty. The police personnel, when pelted with stones, resorted to lathicharge and opened fired in the air to quell the unrest. 

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