The curfew was imposed after disturbances happened following the stabbing of one Durga Puja pandal decorator by unidentified persons late on Tuesday night in the town’s IG Road area, official sources said.
The curfew, clamped from 5pm, would be in force till 5 am on Thursday.
Kamal Ghosh, the decorator, was badly injured after being stabbed at the Ghoshpara puja mandap on Tuesday night. He was admitted to a local hospital before being referred to the Guwahati Medical College on Wednesday morning.
After this incident, the Dhubri Sarvajanik Durga Puja Sammanway Samiti called a bandh in the town. The Samiti also said that the Durga Puja idols would not be immersed until the administration took action against the culprits liable for attacking Ghosh.
Later in the afternoon, a huge crowd gathered at Harisabha area and prohibited the immersion procession of the Durga idol of the puja carried out at the Police Reserve. This leads to a scuffle between the Samiti supporters and police. Three round of were fired in the air by the police personnel, after that tear gas canisters to disperse the people.