One killed, 41 injured in Tripura clashJuly 11th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 11 (IANS) At least one man was killed and 41 people, including 15 policemen, were injured here Monday in a clash between police and Congress workers who were protesting against the baton-charge on party activists Sunday, police said.
“The clashes between the Congress leaders and workers and security forces started when the former attacked the West Kotowali police station,” police spokesman Tushar Kanti Das told reporters.
Police also opened fire in the air and resorted to a baton-charge to disperse the mob.
“A body of a youth, appearing to be in his late 20s, was found later. How the youth was killed is not yet confirmed,” Das said.
Congress spokesman Tapas Dey told reporters claimed that the slain youth, Papai Saha was a party supporter killed in police firing.
Congress agitators also set afire five police vehicles parked in front of the West Kotowali police station, the state capital’s main police post.
The injured include Congress legislator Sudip Roy Burman and Additional Superintendent of Police Kamal Chakraborty.
Earlier the Congress led by opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath and former chief minister Samir Ranjan Burman brought out a protest march protesting against police Sunday’s lathicharge.
On Sunday, during a Common Entrance Test (CET), the Congress was organising a protest demonstration here to protest against the alleged “discriminatory policies in management of the two medical colleges” when they were baton-charged.
The CET for admission to MBBS and B.Sc nursing courses in the Tripura Medical College (TMC) was held Sunday at the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) College here.
The Youth Congress, the youth wing of the Congress, Monday night called a 12-hours strike Wednesday to protest the “police atrocities”.
Tripura Congress chief Surajit Datta has demanded dismissal of Left Front government and promulgation of President’s rule in Tripura.
The district administration has promulgated prohibitory orders banning the assembly of five or more people in Agartala and its outskirts till Tuesday.
A tense situation was prevailing in Agartala and its outskirts Monday night following the violence.
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