Berhampore: Students and teachers of a
school clashed with the police following the accidental death
of a student leaving 20 injured and disrupting road traffic,
in Murshidabad district on Friday.
Four students were injured by bullets allegedly fired by
the police while 16 policemen were hurt in brickbatting.
According to the police, Khaleda Khatun, a class IX
student of Murari Pukur High School at Suti, was killed on the
spot after being run over by a speeding truck while coming to
To protest against this, students and teachers of the
school put up blockades on NH-34, the highway linking north
and south Bengal, disrupting traffic movement, they said.
When the police arrived at the spot, the agitators
ransacked their vehicle and pelted stones at them. Following
this, the policemen lathicharged the people and fired tear gas
shells, sources said, adding 16 policemen were injured in
Locals alleged that the police fired as they failed to
control the situation, though the police denied firing by
Four students, who sustained bullet injuries, were out of
danger, the sources said.
The road blockade was ultimately lifted in the evening
after Additional Superintendent of Police Dipnarayan Goswami
went to the spot and talked to the agitators.
While Left opposition party Socialist Unity Centre of
India (SUCI) called a 12-hour Suti bandh tomorrow, Democratic
Students Organisation (DSO) called student strike in entire
Murshidabad district in protest against the incident.