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