Kolkata: A policeman was today killed and another man injured when a clash broke out at a local college here where nomination forms for the union election were being distributed among the candidates.
Tapas Chowdhury, an officer in the Special Branch, was among a posse of policemen trying to control the clashing students in the Garden Reach area.
The violence erupted over the issue of picking up nomination forms for the student union election in Harimohan Ghose College.
"Chowdhury was injured while trying to control the situation. He died in a hospital," a police officer said.Bombs and brickbats were being freely used in the clash which erupted at Garden Reach area here.