A two-month-old baby died on its way to a hospital on Tuesday in Tripura when the ambulance got stuck in a road blockade by protestors against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
The police had to fire four rounds in the air to disperse clashing groups at Bishramganj in Sepahijala district. Around 15 people were injured in the clash at Bishramganj where the ambulance got stuck in a road blockade leading to the baby’s death. The child was being taken from Udaipur in Gomati district to Ambassa in Dhalai district for treatment, the police said.
With sharp criticism and protests emerging from the northeast India over controversial, BJP government in Tripura suspended internet services for 48 hours to prevent rumours.
About 40 people were injured in clashes at three places in Tripura during an 11-hour bandh on Tuesday, the police said.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said the protestors did not know why they are observing a bandh when the state’s tribal areas have been kept outside the purview of the CAB.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced in the Parliament on Monday that areas under the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTADC) will be exempted from the ambit of the Bill.