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Policeman killed, several injured in college violence

Posted on Feb 13, 10:23AM | UNI

Kolkata, Feb 12 : A policeman was shot dead and several others were injured, one of them critically, in a clash between two groups at Harimohan Ghosh College in Garden Reach area today.

The incident occurred in the campus when the student wings of ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress allegedly clashed with each other and the police were called to control the situation.

The clash between the two groups occurred with regard to filing of nomination for the students' union election.

A sub-inspector, who was among other policemen engaged to disperse the warring groups, was shot at by a youth. He later succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.

The deceased had been identified as Tapas Chowdhury. Another youth, who also received bullet injuries, was admitted to a nearby hospital in a critical condition.

State Municipal Affairs and Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim reached the spot, which is being manned by a strong contingent of police.