Update: Police detained 35 in Bali college attack.
Howrah: A violent mob ransacked Bali B. Ed College in West Bengal’s Howrah district on Wednesday and torched vehicles and set hostel building on fire. A huge police force has been rushed to the area to contain the situation.
The college authorities have complained that despite making several calls fire brigade arrived late and that too with inadequate materials to contain the flames. On the other hand the local people accused the private college of illegally encroaching on he village land.
As per reports, thousands of villagers furious over a land dispute stormed the college. Initially a small number of cops went to control the situation but were soon over-powered by the mob. A huge police contingent has now been deployed in the area.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered the authorities to take stringent action against the culprits.