One arrested in connection with fireman’s death during anti-Bru stir in Tripura

One person was arrested in Tripura on Saturday in connection with the death of a fireman during an anti-Bru protest last month, police said.

13 days after Tripura Fire Service personnel Biswajit Debbarma succumbed to his injuries sustained during a violent mob attack at Panisagar in North Tripura, the police on Saturday arrested a 25-year-old youth for allegedly killing the fireman.

The development comes two days after The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) chairman and scion of the erstwhile Tripura royal family, Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma, threatened to launch a massive agitation in the state if those responsible for the death of the fireman were not arrested.

“Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb called me up and informed me that one person was arrested. We welcome the step but demand that the rest of the accused be arrested,” Pradyot Manikya told reporters here

He also appealed to people to maintain peace and communal harmony.”I will request the chief minister to visit the house of slain fireman Biswajit Debbarma and meet his family. This will send a message that the state government stands in solidarity with the victims.

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