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.