Curfew in parts of Malda as murders trigger communal tension

Two more missing, large contingents of security forces rushed to area

Written by Subrata Nagchowdhury | Kolkata | Updated: October 29, 2014 2:54 pm
unnamed The border district of Malda shares the international border with Bangladesh. It is a Muslim majority district. (Source: IE)

Curefew was imposed in three police stations areas of Malda district in West Bengal on Wednesday morning after two decapitated bodies were recovered from Katagarh near Englishbazar.

The curfew was imposed in Englishbazar, Baishnabnagar and Kaliachak police station areas.

The killing of the two youths is believed to be in retaliation to the murder of a man from a different community on Sunday.

Large contingents of security forces were being rushed to the area,  confirmed a senior officer of the district administration, adding that there is tension in the locality as two more persons are missing.

The border district of Malda shares the international border with Bangladesh. It is a Muslim majority district.

Barring minor communal tensions the district has largely been peaceful without any major flare up in the past couple of years. The only serious communal flare up was during the Durga puja last year when two community members clashed at Kaliachak.

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    Awareness4All
    Oct 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm
    First Vadodra, then trolokpur now Malda, many more violence to come from BJP.
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      Awareness4All
      Oct 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm
      First Vadodra, then trolokpur now Malda, many more violence to come from BJP.
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        sunny
        Oct 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm
        bjp preparing for election oh god when we indians will learn from this dirty politics
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          sunny
          Oct 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm
          bjp preparing for election oh god when we indians will learn from this dirty politics
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            dhiraj kumar
            Oct 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm
            Police have secured mobile and CCTV footage showing some men from the minority community opening fire with pistols. They are joined by youths, wearing skull caps and helmets, who are throwing stones and bottles at people. The videos have been shot by residents who have handed it over to police. This captures the activities of only one group. It gives no clue about what the group confronting them was doing.The seven people who have sustained gunshot injuries are Hindu and include a teenager who is said to be serious, the source said. Cops are yet to establish who shot them
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              dhiraj kumar
              Oct 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm
              Police have secured mobile and CCTV footage showing some men from the minority community opening fire with pistols. They are joined by youths, wearing skull caps and helmets, who are throwing stones and bottles at people. The videos have been shot by residents who have handed it over to police. This captures the activities of only one group. It gives no clue about what the group confronting them was doing.The seven people who have sustained gunshot injuries are Hindu and include a teenager who is said to be serious, the source said. Cops are yet to establish who shot them
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                Shivtandav
                Nov 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm
                Kill em all
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                  Indian
                  Nov 1, 2014 at 5:10 am
                  No names
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