Tension continues in interior region of West Tripura

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Agartala, Jan 8 (UNI) The State administration has made extra security arrangements in trouble-torn Kalyanpur police station area of West Tripura, after violence broke out in remote Sarbangcherra yesterday.

Reportedly, the entire area turned tense with the death of 17-year-old Dhananjay Debbarma, who was shot by Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawans yesterday morning, following which a group of irate mob went berserk and set aflame at least six huts of the CPM supporters.

The villagers also staged demonstration in front of Kalyanpur police station demanding compensation to the victim's family as well as the punishment to the accused jawans, who killed Dhananjay.

Dhananjay, a school student succumbed to his injuries at Agartala Govt Medical College, when caught in the exchange of fire between extremists and the jawans. However, the TSR called it an accident.

Superintendent of Police(Operation) Nepal Das told UNI that a contingent of 11th battalion TSR was carrying out the operation in the interior locations of Kalyanpur when 'the jawans came under fire from the unidentified militants' and during the 'encounter' a local villager was hit by bullet.

Meanwhile, local MLA Kajal Das alleged that TSR might had mistaken a group of wood cutters as militants and shot at them in which the civilian was injured.

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