Ration dealer commits suicide in Bankura

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Bankura, Oct 6 (UNI) With the growing public outrage against ration shop owners, Bimal Kundu, a ration dealer of Barakumira village in Gangajal ghanty of the district, allegedly committed suicide today.

Bankura District Magistrate Surendra Gupta said though there was no specific complaint against the dealer, yet he was mentally depressed when a few villagers raised some questions about his 'behaviour'.

However, a probe has been ordered into Bimal Kundu's death, he said.

Earlier, two persons - one in Birbhum district and the other in Bardhaman - were killed in police firing when they were staging demonstration in front of the residences of the ration dealers protesting irregular supply of the Public Distribution System. UNI

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