Clash erupts between two communities in Khanduli

STP realises Rs. 6.78 lakhs fine from traffic violators

SHILLONG, MAY 12: Yet again, a clash between two communities erupted at Khanduli village along the inter-state border in West Jaintia Hills District on Thursday.

Sources informed that the clash broke out after the dorbar shnong of the Khanduli decided to restrict Karbi people from passing through the village. This came after a group of Karbi people had allegedly threatened the villagers from going to their paddy fields.

The clash has also resulted in stone pelting, fights and setting ablaze of two huts.

Sources said that two people from Karbi Anglong sustained injuries and were rushed to a hospital in Hojai for medical treatment.

During the incident, the official vehicle of the SP of West Jaintia Hills was also attacked by the angry mob with stones.

The SP however managed to escape unharmed but his vehicle was partially damaged.

Meanwhile, the two district administrations of Meghalaya and Assam have taken measures to control the situation and have beefed up security along the inter-state border.

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