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Tripura firing: Death toll rises to 2 as protests continue

The death toll in the firing incident in Panisagar area of Tripura rose to two on Sunday with a fire service employee succumbing to his injuries, a police officer said. 43-year-old Srikanta Das, a carpenter who was among the protestors, was killed and at least 23 others were injured when police opened fire at picketers, who had blocked the Assam-Agartala National Highway at Panisagar in North Tripura district on Saturday, police said. The demonstrators were protesting against a government plan to rehabilitate over 6,000 Brus in Kanchanpur sub- division. 

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