School set ablaze as violence erupts in Assam's Goalpara

October 20, 2013 04:38 pm | Updated June 13, 2016 05:20 am IST - Goalpara (Assam)

Violence has erupted in Goalpara district following announcement of election to the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council with a school and two vehicles set ablaze in different places on Sunday, while an indefinite bandh has affected normal life.

A lower primary school at Puthimari was burnt down during the bandh called since Saturday by the Garo National Council and 10 non-Rabha organisations, official sources said.

At Kasomari and Torangthap two mini buses and a car were also set on fire, they said.

Garo and non-Rabha people armed with sharp weapons and rods took to the roads protesting against the upcoming polls demanding the non-Rabha villages be excluded from the Council.

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