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Darjeeling unrest: Mob sets Gorkhaland tourist information office on fire

The GJM had claimed that Tamang received serious head injuries during a baton charge by the police. The police, however, said it was not clear whether he died of injuries or some other reason.


By   |  Updated On : July 13, 2017 08:15 AM
Darjeeling unrest: Mob sets Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Tourist Information office on fire

Darjeeling unrest: Mob sets Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Tourist Information office on fire

New Delhi :  

A mob set Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Tourist Information office on fire late night on Wednesday at Chowrasta in Darjeeling.

A day before, the angry Pro-Gorkhaland supporters had set ablaze a panchayat office and had damaged a few government vehicles on the 28th day of the indefinite shutdown.

The agitation spearhead Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) had taken out a rally at Chowkbazar with the body of Ashok Tamang, who died last night in a hospital where he was admitted after being allegedly injured in Saturday's clashes between the police and GJM supporters.

The GJM had claimed that Tamang received serious head injuries during a baton charge by the police. The police, however, said it was not clear whether he died of injuries or some other reason.

"We are waiting for the post-mortem report. We can only comment after seeing it," a senior police officer had said.

The panchayat office in Mirik sub-division was set on fire by the activists, who also damaged a few government vehicles in the hills, the police had said.

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First Published: Thursday, July 13, 2017 07:46 AM
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