Congress MLA beaten up at Howrah village
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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 14:08
Howrah: Congress MLA Asit Mitra was severely beaten up by suspected Trinamool Congress supporters when he visited a village in Howrah district on Wednesday where 41 houses and eight paddy stacks were set afire.

The police said that Asit Mitra, Congress MLA from Amta, accompanied by CPI-M local leader Rabindranath Mitra went to Azangachi village in the Jaipur police station area to inspect the damage in the last night's arson and carry relief materials for the injured house-owners.

He was talking to the injured when suspected TMC supporters arrived on the scene and beat him. An injured Mitra was admitted to Jaipur B B Dhar Hospital, the police said.

In protest against the incident, Congress supporters blocked roads at Bagnan and Amta in the district.

A strong police force has been deployed in the two areas.


First Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 14:08

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