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Violence Erupts across Tripura during NESO-called 'Bandh'

Violence Erupts across Tripura during NESO-called 'Bandh'

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Agartala, December 10, 2019:

Violence was reported from various parts of Tripura on the day of the northeast-wide 'bandh' that was called by the Northeast Students' Organization (NESO) to protest against the Citizenship Bill.

In some places, clashes between tribals and non-tribals also took place. In Manughat of Longtarai Valley subdivision, the first incident has taken place on Tuesday.

At Manughat Bazaar, some shopkeepers had opened their shops in spite of the shutdown, which earned them the wrath of the agitators. An altercation took place between the shopkeepers and the activists.

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Police informed that one shop keeper called Kripa Sindhu Chakraborty was attacked with a sharp dagger. His condition is reportedly serious, and he has shifted to Kulai Hospital.

The bandh supporters also ransacked the shops at Manughat Bazar and burned bikes and shops.

Eventually, the administration called the paramilitary force to Manughat Bazar to control the situation.

The 'bandh' supporters also blocked the road in Amarpur subdivision by burning tyres and the situation at Amarpur is very vulnerable. A good number of bandh picketers were sitting on the road, and restricted every kind of vehicular movement.

At Bishramganj road, the bandh supporters engaged in clashes with police. The SP of Sepahijala district Krishnendu Chakraborty said that the agitators, who wanted to block the Highway, clashed with the police personnel.

It has been reported that the agitators also attacked the police. Three policement -- Sushanta Datta, Rajib Datta and Dinesh Debbarma -- received injuries. They also damaged a police bus. The injured policemen were later shifted to the Bishramganj hospital.

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