Kolkata: Groups clash over idol immersion

It all started with members of both groups indulging in a verbal altercation.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:November 2, 2016 4:29 am
Durga Idol Immersion At Juhu Beach Mumbai on Tuesday. Express Photo By Pradip Das,11th Oct 2016,Mumbai. Durga Idol Immersion At Juhu Beach Mumbai on Tuesday.
Express Photo By Pradip Das,11th Oct 2016,Mumbai.

Tension prevailed at Alipore late Monday following an altercation between two groups over immersion of a Kali idol. Sources said the clash took place in front of Chetlahat Bazar when members of one group asked the other to take a longer route for immersion.

It all started with members of both groups indulging in a verbal altercation. Soon, Sanjay Das from one group allegedly attacked Monoj Ghosh alias Bhundul and Virung Yadav from the other group with a pistol. “The two received head injuries and were rushed to NRS Hospital.

“They are both stable,” he added. Das (37) was later arrested.