Amdanga victim dies

A Trinamul Congress supporter, who had been injured in clashes between supporters of the CPM and ruling party last month, died at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital in Calcutta on Monday.

By OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
  • Published 11.09.18
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Barasat: A Trinamul Congress supporter, who had been injured in clashes between supporters of the CPM and ruling party last month, died at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital in Calcutta on Monday.

With Mondal's death, the toll from the Amdanga violence reached four.

Six houses of suspected CPM supporters were ransacked in Amdanga on Monday after Sattar Mondal, 42, died. Police started patrolling the area.

Three persons, two from Trinamul and one from the CPM, were shot dead in the clash on August 28 over formation of board at Taraberia gram panchayat in Amdanga.

Police sources said Mondal was struck by a stray bullet on August 28. More than 25 persons were injured in the violence.

In Taraberia, Trinamul won nine seats and the CPM seven in the 19-member panchayat. The BJP, Congress and an Independent won one seat each. Both Trinamul and the CPM-BJP alliance wanted to get the support of the independent to form the board.

On the night of the clashes, CPM supporters allegedly cut off power supply to the village, known as Trinamul's stronghold, and opened fire. A Trinamul supporter, Kuddus Gani, 35, was shot at the point-blank range at his house. Of the two other victims, Nasir Halder, 25, was said to be from Trinamul and Mozaffar Piayada was alleged to be a CPM activist.