Angry people blocked the road and detained a bodyguard, after an Assam Minister’s bodyguard beat up an auto-van driver for not giving her convoy the way in time at Hathigaon here on Monday.

Two vehicles of Agriculture Minister Pramila Rani Brahma’s convoy collided in front of a school as the auto-van failed to move away when signalled by the drivers, official sources said.

At this, Ms. Brahma’s bodyguard assaulted the driver and damaged the auto-van, eyewitnesses said.

The protesting locals demanded an apology from the minister.

Blockade lifted

The blockade was lifted later, after the police intervened and the driver was provided medical assistance.