Chinsurah (West Bengal): The police fired teargas shells to disperse Trinamool Congress workers who went on the rampage on Saturday to protest the unnatural death of party worker in Hooghly district, police sources said.

The party workers set up road blockades and threw stones at buses on the Tarakeshwar-Chinsurah route in the Dhaniyakhali area leading to the police action, the sources said.

Trinamool Congress workers also gheraoed the Dhaniakhali police station where party worker Kaji Nasiruddin died after being taken at around 9:00 pm last night, the sources said.

The party workers demanded immediate removal of the Officer-in-Charge, Barun Ghosh alleging that Nasiruddin was beaten to death at the police station. The para-military Rapid Action Force was deployed in the area.

Hooghly Superintendent of Police, Tanmoy Roychowdhury said that Nasiruddin was taken to the police station by a night patrol after finding him in an inebriated state.

He said that Nasiruddin's wife Manuja Begum filed an FIR at the police station that her husband, a resident of Jairambati village, was allegedly beaten to death by the police.

He said that the post-mortem report was awaited. A friend of Nasiruddin, Sabir Ali alleged that when he went to the police station on Friday night at around 11:00 pm he found him lying naked with a number of policemen surrounding him who claimed that he had fallen unconscious.

Ali said that Nasiruddin was declared dead when he was taken to hospital. He said that Nasiruddin, who had recently bought a mini-truck, was bringing it back after a religious ceremony and had stopped at a sweet shop when he was picked up by the police.

Local Trinamool MLA Assema Patra said that Nasiruddin was a party worker and demanded that his unnatural death be investigated.

(Agencies)

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