Congress calls bandh to protest killing of Bengal student

Midnapore: Congress on Saturday called a 12-hour bandh at Sabang block in West Midnapore district to protest against the alleged lynching of a student in Sabang College.

Police detain Chhatra Parishad activists during their agitation and road blockade programme in Kolkata on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Police detain Chhatra Parishad activists during their agitation and road blockade programme in Kolkata on Saturday. Pic/PTI 

Educational institutions, markets and offices were closed during the bandh, which was supported by CPI(M) and SUCI, and few vehicles plied on the roads.

Congress student union Chhatra Parishad had given a strike call to protest against the student's death yesterday.

The student, Krishna Prasad Jana, was allegedly beaten to death on Friday during a clash between student unions of Congress and Trinamool Congress over the felicitation of state minister Soumen Kumar Mahapatra at Sabang college. Five persons were arrested in connection with the incident.

CM Mamata Banerjee described Jana's death as the "most unfortunate incident" and ordered a police inquiry into the matter. TMC leader Ashok Rudra, denied involvement of TMCP leaders in the incident.

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