12-hour strike hits life in Kamalpur in Tripura

Agartala, December 20, 2010

Life was hit in Kamalpur sub-division in Dhalai district today in the wake of a 12-hour bandh called by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to protest the murder of its local committee member.

Shutters were down and educational institutions and markets remained closed, while vehicles stayed off the road. The streets also wore a deserted look.

The local committee member, Arun Shukladas, was murdered by unidentified miscreants on December 18 and the police arrested eight people in this connection during the past 24 hours, sources said.

The CPI(M) supporters yesterday organised protest rallies in different parts of the sub-division, alleging the involvement of the Congress in this regard and demanding the arrest of culprits.

Police suspected that the CPI(M) leader fell victim to a post-poll violence after the conclusion of the election to urban bodies.

Meanwhile, the Congress alleged that Shukladas was killed in an internal clash within the CPI(M).

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