Bengal: One dead after two groups clash with crude bombs, guns over quarantine centre


One person died after two groups of villagers clashed with each other and hurled crude bombs over setting up of a quarantine centre at Talibpur village in West Bengal’s Birbhum district. Seven people have been arrested by Panrui police.

“There was a clash between two groups in the village last night. One person succumbed to bomb injury. We have arrested seven persons in connection to the incident. A contingent of policemen has been posted in the village,” said Shyam Singh, police superintendent of Birbhum district.

The Bengal government is in the process of earmarking schools, colleges, hotels, guest houses, private hospitals as quarantine facilities of suspected COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, state health department officials visited Talibpur village and earmarked the girls’ hostel of Talibpur High Secondary school as one of the quarantine centres.

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SourceIndian Express