File photo of an anti-power station agitation at Bhangar last year.
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Featured Image: Agitating villagers blocking the Haroa Road at Bhangar on Tuesday noon.  

By A Newsman

Kolkata, 17 January: ONE of the four people injured in police firing on agitating villagers at Bhangar in South 24-Parganas have died at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata this evening.

Another injured, Akbar Ali Mollah (38) has been admitted to the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital in north Kolkata. He has suffered a bullet in his arm but is out of danger.

Deceased Mafijul Ali Khan (24) was a student of Derozio Memorial College at Rajarhat New Town and had participated in the agitation by villagers against the construction of a power transmission station for which farmland was acquired in 2013.

He suffered bullet injury in the stomach when police opened fire on violent agitators who had blocked the Haroa Road at Khamarhati and had gheraoed a group of 50-60 Rapid Action Force personnel of the police from all sides.

Mafijul was rushed into SSKM Hospital by his co-agitators early in the evening and was declared dead by doctors in the emergency ward. His body has been kept in the hospital morgue and would be handed over to family members once they reach the hospital.

There is no confirmation about the whereabouts of the two other injured, although villagers are claiming that they are undergoing treatment in hospitals at Bhangar area.

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