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TMC worker murdered in Hooghly, locals stage protests

Kolkata: Tension broke out at Gopinathpur in Hooghly after the death of a Trinamool Congress worker in the area on Friday morning.
Police said the victim, Mrityunjay Bera, was attacked when he was returning after attending a party meeting at the office of the block development officer (BDO).
The miscreants stabbed him repeatedly and hit him on his head. He was left to die on the road. Locals reached the spot and took him to a local hospital. He was in coma for the past two days and succumbed to his injuries on Friday morning.
Trouble broke out soon after the news of his death spread in the area. Locals staged a demonstration in the area and a section of them attacked houses of the people suspected to be involved in the murder.
They even set some houses and tractors on fire. The mob attacked shops in the area and forced owners to pull the shutters down. A large contingent of police was pressed into action and brought the situation under control. Police ensured that situation do not deteriorate further. RAF was also pressed into service and police pickets were set up in the area.
Police have initiated a probe in this connection.
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