SFI leader's death: Kolkata to witness day-long protests, roadblocks

A day of protests, roadblocks and bandhs face Kolkata following SFI student leader Sudipta Gupta's death. Gupta, who died while being transported with several other arrested party activists, was cremated in Kolkata on Wednesday.

His cortege was accompanied by an unprecedented number of students and civilians who poured into the streets to protest police atrocities and the Trinamool Congress government.

Sudipta Gupta. IBN Live.

Sudipta Gupta. IBN Live.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee offered condolences to the family and offered to help them but backed the police's explanation that Sudipta's death was an accident.

Kolkata will witness protests and roadblocks again today. Student activists have declared that they will organise roadblock at Hazra crossing in south Kolkata, very close to chief minister Mamata Banerjee's house.

Zee News reports: "The Left Front will carry out agitations in all the districts across the state today. Meanwhile, the CPI-M has also called for a 12-hour strike in south Kolkata's Garia-Tollygunge-Dhakuria areas today."


Updated Date: Apr 04, 2013 16:51 PM

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