Several houses were set on fire while media persons were also attacked by supporters of the strike.
Meanwhile, the state police registered a case against the Facebook account of Badruddin Ajmal, Chief of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), for allegedly spreading inflammatory messages. The authorities have written to the social networking site to provide details on the account. Police also resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protesters in various places including Shibsagar in Upper Assam. The police even opened fire in Gauripur of Dhubri district. Effigy of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary was also burnt at many places, said the ET report.
Two official vehicles were set ablaze in Sonitpur district while many bandh supporters were injured in Bongaigaon. The strike, however, had little impact in Guwahati.
The bandh was called to protest against attacks on Muslims in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) areas. The bandh supporters demanded imposition of President's Rule in the state and also ouster of the Tarun Gogoi government.