Tension continues in Tripura interior region

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Agartala, Jan 8: 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 had 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 the area and set aflame at least six huts of the CPM supporters.

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

Dhananjay, a school student succumbed to his injuries at Agartala Govt Medical College, as police claimed he might have been injured in the cross fire when the extremists had also traded fire with the jawans.

Superintendent of Police(Operation) Nepal Das told UNI that a contingent of 11th battalion TSR was carrying out an 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 have mistaken a group of wood cutters as militants and shot at them in which the civilian was injured and underlined that security overdrive before the Assembly elections had started taking a toll with a tribal youth being killed by Tripura State Rifles(TSR) jawans.


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