The Students Federation of India (SFI) staged protests here on Wednesday against the West Bengal government over the death of its activist Sudipto Gupta during a law disobedience stir in Kolkata on Tuesday.

The CPI(M) government in Tripura has strongly condemned the ‘custodial death’ of the 22-year-old activist. It said the situation was ‘very negative’ in the Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal.

CPI(M) State secretary Bijan Dhar said, “We sternly condemn the death of the young student leader. Democracy is not prevailing in West Bengal.”

Hundreds of slogan-shouting SFI supporters marched though the streets of Agartala and held a rally at Battala. Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) leaders and workers also joined the protests.

“Protests are taking place across Tripura today [Wednesday]. We appeal to youths and students to come to the streets to raise their voice against the heinous attack on Sudipto,” DYFI leader Tapas Dutta said.

SFI’s Tripura unit secretary Nabarun Deb said more protests would be held.