The situation in violence-hit Hailakandi is returning to normal although curfew remains clamped in entire Hailakandi district. One person died while nearly nine people were injured in clashes between two groups of people and the subsequent violence.
No fresh incident of violence has been report from any part of the district, including Hailakandi town, today (May 11). Mobile internet services have been suspended following the group clashes and subsequent incidents of violence and arson.
Police and security forces have been maintaining round-the-clock vigil in vulnerable areas with men in khaki deployed in increased strength to maintain peace and amity.
Curfew will remain in place till 7am Sunday (May 12).
Clashes between two groups after Friday prayers took a violent turn with people pelting stones forcing police to first launch a baton-charge but then fire in the air to bring the situation under control. Irate bobs also set fire to a number of vehicles while incidents of torching and arson were also reported.
The clashes and stone-pelting incidents are linked to an incident in which miscreants vandalized a couple of motorcycles in front of the mosque.
One person identified as Jamiruddin Tapadar, who was injured in the group clash and subsequent violence, succumbed to his injuries at Silchar Medical College on Friday night.