Suri: One more accused is arrested on Friday in connection with the death of a man during a clash between BJP and TMC supporters in Birbhum district two days ago.
Earlier, four people were arrested regarding the case. Sheikh Dildar, 25, was shot dead during the clash, which took place in Suri on Monday, an extra day for candidates to file their nominations, granted by the State Election Commission on instructions of the Calcutta High Court.
He was rushed to a hospital, which had declared him brought dead. “Four persons were arrested yesterday,” said Birbhum SP N Sudheer Kumar on Wednesday.
The accused, identified as Sk Saiful, Goutam Kora, Asit Sarkar and Bablu Sheikh, have been arrested under IPC sections 302 (murder), 147 (rioting) and 149 (common object) and sections of the Explosives Act and Arms Act. All were produced in a Suri court on Wednesday, and were remanded to police custody for seven days.