Student Beaten to Death in Clash Between College Unions in West Bengal

A college student was today beaten to death during a clash between student unions of Congress and Trinamool Congress.

Published: 07th August 2015 05:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2015 02:30 PM   |  A+A-


MIDNAPORE (WB): A college student was today beaten to death during a clash between student unions of Congress and Trinamool Congress over a dispute related to felicitation of West Bengal minister Soumen Kumar Mahapatra.      

mahapatra.jpgKrishna Prasad Jana, a third year student of BA of Sabang College, was beaten up allegedly with sticks and bamboos in the clash which took place at the college at Sabang in West Midnapore district.         

He died on his way to the hospital, police said. Both the Congress's student wing and Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) have claimed that Jana was their member.

District Congress president Bikash Bhuniya claimed the student had protested against felicitation of Mohapatra, West Bengal minister in-charge of water resources, and was beaten to death by TMCP.            

Following Jana's death, Congress workers put up road blockades at Sabong and neighbouring Temathani.   

When contacted TMCP district working president Prodyut Ghosh, he said "the clash was the result of internal feud within Chhatra Parishad," and claimed that four members of TMCP were hospitalised after it.  

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp