SFI holds demonstration demanding investigation into Stan Swamy s death

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(Eds: Repeating after adding a word in intro) Kolkata, Jul 6 (PTI) SFI activists on Tuesday staged a demonstration here demanding an investigation into the death of jailed tribal rights crusader Stan Swamy alleging that he had been 'brutally murdered'.

A section of activists belonging to the Kolkata District Committee of the SFI, a Left-wing students union, held the protest in front of the main campuses of the Calcutta University and Presidency University in the College Street area.

'Elderly tribal rights activist Father Stan Swamy has been brutally murdered. We demand an investigation into the matter. We also demand the release of all political prisoners immediately,' Students Federation of India (SFI) leader Subhajit Sarkar said.

The 84-year-old Jesuit priest, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, died at a Mumbai hospital on Monday afternoon.

He was waiting for interim bail on medical grounds in the case.

The tribal rights activist was arrested by the NIA in October 2020 under an anti-terror law. PTI SCH MM MM MM

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