Burdwan (West Bengal), July 16 (ANI): One Congress activist died and five others were injured in a clash with police during a shut down called by the party in the Mangalkot area of Burdwan district on Thursday.
The 12-hour shut down was called to protest against Wednesday's attack on Congress Legislative Party leaders Manas Bhunia, Rabindranath Chattopadhyay and party's state unit leader Nargis Begum by the alleged CPM supporters.
According to Congress sources, activist died due to charge by the police, but the family of the deceased and police a claimed that the death happened due to a heart attack.
Superintendent of Police Raja Ram Sekharan said the police burst tear gas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protesters, who were preventing police from entering into Burmud village. Six police vehicles were also set ablaze by the agitators, Sekharan added.
Protest in North 24 Paragana district is also violent as agitating workers set a bus a blaze belonging to the state transport corporation.
Protestors also disrupted train service at Shyamnagar on the Sealdah-Ranaghat main line in the district. (ANI)