Trade Union strike: Students injured in West Bengal

Trade Union strike: Students injured in West Bengal

CPI(M) MLA Sujan Chakraborty in a scuffle with police.

Four students were injured in two separate incidents of stone-pelting at vehicles in Kolkata and Howrah town on the second day of the CITU-led trade union strike on Wednesday. 

A vehicle carrying school students was allegedly attacked by Left workers who were taking out a procession in support of the strike at Rajabazar area of central Kolkata. According to local Trinamool Congress (TMC) said that even as the driver repeatedly pleaded to the Left workers to let the vehicle pass as there were children inside. Police detained 22 persons in relation to the incident.

But the Left workers paid no heed and smashed the front windscreen with sticks and rods. Two students received minor injuries from the shattered glass. They were discharged after receiving first aid from a local hospital. 

Protests were also held in front of the  Jadavpur University in Kolkata. CPI(M) MLA Sujan Chakraborty was also detained at the Jadavpur area of the city during the day.

Earlier in the day, two female school students were injured when stones have hurled a bus in the Dasnagar area of Howrah district. The driver of the bus also sustained injuries. 

Buses were also vandalised in the Suri area of Birbhum district as well as Cooch Behar district.

A rail blockade was staged by the CITU and other Left Front workers at the Bali Railway Halt in Howrah district. The blockade was removed by police within an hour and 13 persons were detained. 


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