One killed in police firing during violence in West Bengal

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Ramjibanpu (West Bengal), Aug 29(ANI): A student died in police firing after violence broke out following a road accident in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Saturday.

A motorbike driver was killed in a head-on collision with a truck and a group of enraged residents had set the truck and a police vehicle on fire.

Following the violence, the police had to resort to lob tear gas shells and fire at the mob, in the midst of which a student was killed.

"I asked him (a student, who is killed allegedly in firing by police) to get aside, but he said that security personnel were only trying to scare off and will not fire. While we were talking they opened fire and he got hit on his neck and fell down. And after that we ran for rescue as he was shouting for water and help," said Monchi Doloi, an eyewitness.

Protesting against the firing, locals blocked the State highway. (ANI)

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