One killed in Ram Navmi violence in West Bengal

During the ram nauvi celebration in Mandipore, West Bengal a clash occurred between the Bajrang Dal and police during the arm procession in Beldi Village. During the clash, a 50 years old men sheikh shahjan is killed due to injuries. 16 persons were arrested in the connection and Chairman of West Bengal for protection of Child Rights, Ananza Chatterjee said that he contacted with Magistrate and police personnel. Clash has occurred because there is a ban on weapons during celebration but Bajrang Dal activists show weapons during the celebration.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 6 Identity of victim Muslim / Hindu
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status Not known
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: March 26, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Celebration of Festivals
  • Number of people Killed 1
    No. of People Injured 5
    Name of the victim : Sheikh Shahjan
    Name of Perpetrator Dilip Ghosh (West Bengal BJP president) and others
    State West Bengal
    District/City Midnapore West
    Party In Power / Incidents TMC - Trinamool Congress
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