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TMC workers beat up, molest Visva Bharti students who were protesting against cutting of trees

TMC workers allegedly beat up students of the famous Visva Bharti university on Friday while they were protesting against a deforestation initiative of the Public Works Department (PWD). These trees were supposedly being cut to aid the widening of a road in Shyambati area of West Bengal’s Bolpur town. This town also houses the university.

The assaulted students include women and two foreign students hailing from Poland and Canada. The Canadian student Lavrenty Repin had to be hospitalised as a result of the attack. The whole assault allegedly took place in front of the cops who failed to intervene in the matter.

Reports claim that after learning about the student protest, TMC’s local leader Nurul Huda Kaji and his associates reached the spot and started indiscriminately thrashing the students, to try and remove them from the spot. It has also been alleged that the TMC workers molested women during their attack.

The videos of the attack which have since then emerged have shown the students and supposed TMC workers having heated exchanges in front of the police. These workers allegedly threatened to extol revenge and later proceeded to beat the students up to try and end the protest.

Soon after the attack, students were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment, following which, a heavy police force removed the TMC workers and other activists from the spot. The whole protest by the students though turned out to be moot, as the cutting of trees resumed after everyone was disbursed from the spot.

As a result of this attack, a case was filed by the students against three TMC leaders including Kazi Nurul Hoda who is the president of the party’s Ruppur anchal committee.

This incident caught the attention of social media users who reacted with anger and shock:

The police seem to have acted in the matter and as per reports, five supposed TMC workers were arrested on Saturday morning. As per Station House Officer of Santiniketan police station, five people have been arrested in connection with the matter and cases of sexual harassment have been lodged against them.

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