AIZWAL: A 20-year-old student was today allegedly killed during a clash in Chawngte town between police and Mizoram Chakma Students Union (MCSU) members in which houses of many politicians were ransacked and several vehicles damaged.
MCSU members allegedly attacked the Chawngte Police Station in the headquarters of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CDAC) where student leaders were detained, prompting police to fire in the air in which Agosh Chakma, a student of class XI, was killed after being hit in the head by a bullet, police said.
The MCSU was protesting alleged fraudulent recruitment of 101 employees by the CADC in January last and demanded sacking the employees by organising a bandh in Chawngte.
After Agosh, a member of the union, was killed, an irate mob ransacked and damaged 19 houses belonging to politicians, including the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the CADC, Executive Members and elected members of the ADC.
Two vehicles were torched while another 19 vehicles were damaged by the mob, police said, adding, several people including, three policemen and two employees of the CADC, were injured.
The situation is under control, after the agitating student leaders and the CADC leaders held talks, in which the CADC agreed to give Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to the family of the dead student, a senior police officer said.
They also decided to sack all the 101 recruited employees and conduct fresh recruitment, the official said.