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Nandigram: Trouble erupts again; toll rises to 14
March 15, 2007 10:12 IST
Last Updated: March 15, 2007 13:56 IST
Trouble erupted again on Thursday in Nandigram as angry villagers torched the BDO office in protest against the police firing, in which the toll mounted to 14.
As soon as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee reached Nandigram hospital to meet the injured in Wednesday's firing, nearly 2,000 villagers, mainly supporters of Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee, who had gathered outside, began shouting slogans against the Left Front government.
The villagers then turned their wrath on the BDO office adjacent to the hospital and set it on fire.
The police used lathis and fired teargas shells, one of which landed on the bonnet of the car of TC chief who was inside the hospital then.
Earlier, she had entered the village after being obstructed allegedly by CPI(M) supporters on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, DGP A B Vohra told newsmen in Kolkata that the toll in Wednesday's firing rose to 14 on Thursday morning.