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Woman dies after protesting against 'cut money' issue

PTI | Haripal | Updated: 13-07-2019 22:51 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 22:48 IST
Woman dies after protesting against 'cut money' issue
Basanti Koley collapsed on the ground and died while looking for her son, as police entered Rajballavbati village following the protests at neighboring Jejur village, her husband Ramahari Koley said. Image Credit: ANI

Fearing arrest over taking part in a protest over the 'cut money' issue, a 58-year-old woman apparently died of cardiac arrest in West Bengal's Hooghly district on Saturday, police said. Basanti Koley collapsed on the ground and died while looking for her son, as police entered Rajballavbati village following the protests at neighboring Jejur village, her husband Ramahari Koley said.

Arambagh unit BJP president Biman Ghosh seconded Ramahari Koley's claim. Hooghly Rural Superintendent of Police Tathagata Basu said though cardiac arrest seems to be the cause of death, it can only be confirmed after a post-mortem.

BJP workers and locals had ransacked the residence of Jejur village Trinamool Congress deputy sarpanch Gopal Chakraborty on Friday night, demanding the return of 'cut money' allegedly sought for MGNREGA work, police said. "We acted upon the call for help by the deputy sarpanch and reached the area, but did not open fire or conduct route march there," the SP said.

Further investigation into the incident is underway.


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