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A death in custody
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PTI In Kolkata on April 8, a protest in the wake of the police action on SFI activists and the custodial death of Sudipto Gupta.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s comment on the death of Sudipto Gupta, a 22-year-old leader of the Students Federation of India (SFI), the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), in police custody in Kolkata—that it was a “small matter, a petty matter”—shocked both the political class and civil society. The remark, made in Bangalore two days after Sudipto’s death, pointed to a growing streak of insensitivity in her towards political opponents.


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