Midnapore: Congress on Saturday called a 12-hour bandh at Sabang block in West Midnapore district to protest against the alleged lynching of a student in Sabang college.
Educational institutions, markets and offices were closed during the bandh, which was supported by CPI(M) and SUCI, and few vehicles plied on the roads.
No untoward incident has been reported till noon, a police official said.
Congress student union Chhatra Parishad had given a strike call today to protest against the student's death yesterday.
The student Krishna Prasad Jana was yesterday beaten to death during a clash between student unions of Congress and Trinamool Congress over felicitation to state minister Soumen Kumar Mahapatra at Sabang college.
Five persons were arrested in connection with the incident.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee described Jana's death as the "most unfortunate incident" and had ordered police inquiry into the matter.