Maoist bandh hits normal life in WB
Life in parts of West Bengal was disrupted Monday due to the 48-hour bandh called by Maoists.
Jhargram, WB: Life in parts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts was disrupted Monday due to the 48-hour bandh called by Maoist-backed People`s Committee against Police Atrocities to protest the killing of three students by suspected CPI-M activists.
Traffic was stalled on the roads in the area and shops and others business establishments downed their shutters in Jhargram town, police said.
Government offices, schools, banks and post offices were either closed or running with a few staff during the bandh.
PCPA leader Manoj Mahato said the bandh was called to protest the murder of Sunil Murmu (16), Gokul Soren (22) and Bankim Mandi (17) by CPI-M activists at Belpal in Bankura district.
Bankim and Gokul, residents of Burisal village in Lalgarh, were students of Ramgarh high school.
Sunil`s father, Sridam Murmu, said the teenagers went missing from Ramgarh market when they came to buy provisions and the bodies were found on Friday.