Security guard Manoj Pegu, 30, who fled from Bangalore with some friends, said, "We were told to leave by some locals on August 13. They said the situation would get worse after Eid. So, we decided to leave the city. I was due for a promotion but I couldn't risk my life. I had to leave my job."
Pankaj Gogoi, 27, who hails from Jorhat in Upper Assam said, "A video clip on the Kokrajhar violence uploaded on the internet agitated local youths, who then went from place to place, threatening tribals from Assam."