Burdwan: Local residents fought a pitched battle with the police and blocked busy National
Highway-2 following the death of a youth in an accident at Panagarh in Burdwan district.
Superintendent of Police Humayun Kabir said, "Locals
blocked the NH-2 (GT Road) after a speeding truck ran over
Parijat Choube (34) at the market."
"They began to throw bricks, stones and burnt tyres on
the highway when police reached to lift the blockade. The
police shot three bullets in the air to disperse the mob.
Rapid Action Force personnel have been deployed in the area to maintain calm," he said.
Choube died on the spot. He was going to Durgapur in a motorbike from his rented home in Panagarh, the police said.
He hails from Chinsurah in Hooghly district.
Angry locals also damaged private buses and trucks, he