Vehicles set ablaze in Shalimar after death of councillor’s brother

Howrah (WB), Apr 17: A mob on Friday, April 17 set ablaze five vehicles and tried to do the same to a godown in Shalimar area of Howrah district today, following the death of the brother of a councillor in a hospital, the police said.

The mob set fire to four trucks and a private car, the police said adding it also made an effort to set ablaze a godown.


Five fire tenders later controlled the blaze, the police said.

The incident is a fall-out of a clash between two groups in the railway yard in Shalimar in which two persons were injured on April 7.

One of the two, Binod Singh, brother of a Howrah Municipal Corporation councillor, died in hospital this morning.

Security personnel including RAF members were deployed in the area and the situation is now under control, the police said.


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