BJP, UDF protest outside secretariat over manhandling of dead Jishnu Prannoy's mother by cops

A dawn-to-dusk hartal was called by the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and BJP to protest against Wednesday's alleged excessive use of force by the police on Mahija, mother of Jishnu Prannoy. Jishnu Prannoy was an engineering student who died allegedly after being tortured by his college authorities. Giving details, a protestor said the agitation will continue till the cops, who manhandled Jishnu's mother, are suspended. The hartal put public transport vehicles were off the roads, which seriously affected the people who were travelling by train and other modes of transport.