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16 held for mob violence following killing of Trinamool Congress worker

Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 10:16pm IST | Place: Burdwan (West Bengal) | Agency: PTI

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Sixteen persons were today arrested after a mob ransacked houses following the killing of a Trinamool Congress (TMC) activist allegedly by CPI(M) supporters, police sources said in Burdwan.

TMC activist Amitava Panja died in a Kolkata hospital where he was admitted with serious injuries after being attacked by alleged CPI(M) workers last night at Hatgovindapur village of Burdwan district, they said.

A mob attacked CPI(M) workers and set their houses on fire after Panja's death and blocked the Burdwan-Kalna road for more than two hours demanding arrest of the miscreants, they added.

Police initiated a search in the area and seized bows and arrows and other weapons before arresting the 16 persons.

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