Students of Aliah University in Kolkata led a protest march on Saturday over the alleged killing of a 28-year-old student leader in West Bengal’s Howrah.
Anish Khan, 28, allegedly killed late Friday night after thrown off the roof of his house by unidentified persons in the Amta area of Howrah.
Salaam Khan, Anish’s father, said, “Four men barged into our house in around 1 am. One of them was in police uniform, holding a gun in his hand. They threw Anish from the roof.”
However, the local police said that none of the policemen sent to any such location for any kind of investigation or interrogation.
Anish Khan’s body has been sent for autopsy.
Protests break out in Kolkata. Anish Khan, a student of Kalyani University and associated with the student wing of the Indian Secular Front (ISF) led by Furfura Sharif cleric Abbas Siddiqui.
Anish was an alumnus of Aliah University in Kolkata and was also involved in the anti-CAA movement. Lately, he was leading an ongoing movement against the poor functioning of the minority university.
Anish Khan’s death sparked protests in Kolkata as students of Aliah University took out a candlelight march from the varsity campus in Park Circus to Entally.
Soon after getting the news, police reached the spot and pacified the protesters. The protesters demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. When some protesters tried to move past the barricade put up by the police. A scuffle broke out between the two sides.
Condemning this incident, CPI(M) leader Md Salim said, “Such a brutal killing never took place in post-independence Bengal. Anish Khan had been leading a protest at Alia University for 137 days. A movement to save the university and its academic practices which badly impacted by the Mamata-led government.”
TMC MLA Sukanta Pal said that the police will arrest the people involved in this case after conducting a thorough investigation.
Meanwhile, the police have initiated the investigation. They have not arrested anyone so far.
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