Death of SFI leader: Nation wide protests to demand justice

Sudipto Gupta
Kolkata, April 3: Angry over the death of one of their colleagues in Kolkata, activists of Student Federation of India (SFI) protested across the nation on Wednesday, April 3.

Activists of SFI took on to the streets to protest against alleged police brutality which led to the death 23-year-old SFI leader Sudipto Gupta in Kolkata on Tuesday, April 2.

Police in Chennai detained 25 SFI activists who were protesting against Sudipto's death.

The protesters slammed Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and Kolkata police for their alleged role in Sudipto's death.

On Wednesday, Chief Minister of West Bengal addressed media outside the hospital where Sudipto was declared dead.

"The death of the student leader is very unfortunate," said the chief minister, who did not enter the hospital. "I'll do everything to help."Police says it was an accident, but eye-witnesses clearly indicate that Sudipto died due to police brutality.

Fellow SFI activists of Sudipto, including a girl, an eye-witness to the horrific incident said that the police beat up Sudipto while he and 30 others were being taken to the Presidency jail in a private bus.

The 23-year-old student died after police allegedly beat him up severely, when he and his fellow activists were protesting against Mamata Banerjee's government decision to put off college union elections on Tuesday, April 2. The post-mortem report of the deceased activist is likely to come up on Wednesday.

OneIndia News

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