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One Congress supporter dead, five injured in clash with WB police

india Updated: Jul 16, 2009 16:08 IST

One Congress supporter died and five were injured in a clash with police during a party-sponsored bandh in the troubled Mangalkot area of Burdwan district on Thursday, the party claimed.

However, the police and family members of the 'deceased' said he had died of heart attack and not in police lathicharge.

“Police burst tear gas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protesters, who were preventing police from entering into Burmud village,” SP Raja Ram Sekharan said, adding that six police vehicles were also set ablaze by the agitators.

The 12-hour bandh was called in protest against Wednesday’s attack on CLP leader Manas Bhunia, Katwa MLA Rabindranath Chattopadhyay and party leader Nargis Begum by Marxist supporters at Dhanyarukhi village in Mangalkot.

Meanwhile, a report from North 24 Paragans said train services were disrupted at Shyamnagar on the Sealdah-Ranaghat main line as Congress supporters squatted on the tracks since 8 am with trains being stalled at the station.

Eastern Railway were running truncated services between Barrackpore and Sealdah stations.

A state transport corporation bus was set ablaze by protesters at Sodepur in North 24 Paraganas, police said.

One Congress supporter died and five were injured in a clash with police during a party-sponsored bandh in the troubled Mangalkot area of Burdwan district on Thursday, the party claimed.

However, the police and family members of the 'deceased' said he had died of heart attack and not in police lathicharge.

“Police burst tear gas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protesters, who were preventing police from entering into Burmud village,” SP Raja Ram Sekharan said, adding that six police vehicles were also set ablaze by the agitators.

The 12-hour bandh was called in protest against Wednesday’s attack on CLP leader Manas Bhunia, Katwa MLA Rabindranath Chattopadhyay and party leader Nargis Begum by Marxist supporters at Dhanyarukhi village in Mangalkot.

Meanwhile, a report from North 24 Paragans said train services were disrupted at Shyamnagar on the Sealdah-Ranaghat main line as Congress supporters squatted on the tracks since 8 am with trains being stalled at the station.

Eastern Railway were running truncated services between Barrackpore and Sealdah stations.

A state transport corporation bus was set ablaze by protesters at Sodepur in North 24 Paraganas, police said.