New Delhi: Fresh violence erupted in West Bengal on Sunday after locals held protest, blocked road and set police vehicles and public buses on fire against an alleged gang-rape and murder of a girl in Kalagachh in Uttar Dinajpur. Also Read - West Bengal: 5 Killed as Boat Capsizes During Durga Idol Immersion in Murshidabad
To bring the situation under control, heavy security has been deployed at the site. While holding the protest, the clash broke out between security personnel and locals. To disperse the crowd, security forces used tear gas shells. Also Read - Fact Check: Viral 'Asur' Idol is Not Modelled After Chinese Prez Xi Jinping, But Inspired From Mongolians
As per updates, the protest erupted at Chopra, which is around 500 km north of Kolkata. The clash continued for almost two hours as the police tried to disperse the protesters with lathi-charge and tear gas. Also Read - Durga Puja Pandals Alerted as IMD Predicts Heavy Rain in Bengal Over Next 2 Days
Soon after the situation became normal, police believed that the crowd had dispersed but they returned again and began attacking cops with bows and arrows.
Media reports suggested that the girl, who was killed, had just passed her Class 10 board exam. Soon after the missing news of the girl was reported, her family launched a search party and later spotted her body under a tree.
Locals of the area alleged that the girl was gangraped and murdered. Protests in the area erupted soon after the girl’s body was found.