BJP, MCC workers clash, one dead in Nirsa

A supporter of Marxist Coordination Committee (MCC) was killed on Thursday when MCC and BJP workers clashed at Shahid Maidan in Nirsa constituency of Dhanbad around 40 km away from district headquarters here, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014, 15:12 PM IST

 Dhanbad: A supporter of Marxist Coordination Committee (MCC) was killed on Thursday when MCC and BJP workers clashed at Shahid Maidan in Nirsa constituency of Dhanbad around 40 km away from district headquarters here, police said.

The deceased MCC worker has been identified as Machan Ravi Das (50).

Nirsa police station officer-in-charge Ram Pravesh Prasad said BJP and MCC supporters clashed over taking out poll procession from Shahid Maidan.

Polling in Nirsa constituency is scheduled during the 4th phase on December 14. At present Arup Chatterjee (MCC) is the sitting MLA of Nirsa.

The police officer said Shahid Madan was booked for poll procession of MCC. But BJP supporters of Pitha Kinari villages did not allowed the MCC procession pass through the village.

The workers of both the parties fought with each other. Manchan Ravi Das got injured during brick batting by the rival party supporters. He was admitted at Nirsa PHC where doctors declared him dead.

The PHC in-charge Dr SK Jha said head and internal injury led to his death.