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West Bengal: SUCI supporter killed in clash

Police said the clash occurred at Koikhali when Himanshu Haldar, a TMC worker, “forcibly” tried to harvest paddy from the fields cultivated by share-cropper and SUCI supporter Subhas Das.

A supporter of the SUCI was on Wednesday killed in a clash allegedly with Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters over the harvesting of paddy in South-24 Parganas district, and eight people were arrested in connection with the incident.

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Police said the clash occurred at Koikhali when Himanshu Haldar, a TMC worker, “forcibly” tried to harvest paddy from the fields cultivated by share-cropper and SUCI supporter Subhas Das.

Six persons, including Das, were injured when the latter, with his family members and villagers, tried to resist. Das was rushed to a Kolkata hospital where he died during treatment, while the other five injured persons are still undergoing treatment, police said.

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Eight persons were arrested in connection with the incident and Himanshu is absconding.

First published on: 17-11-2016 at 04:52:33 am
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