The Students Federation of India on Thursday observed a strike to protest the death of its leader Sudipta Gupta, setting up roadblocks in West Bengal, including the capital.

SFI members blocked busy roads in the metropolis and other parts of the state for a brief period in the morning.

The blockade was peaceful, police sources said.

However, several schools and colleges remained open ignoring the SFI’s call for a student strike.

The CPI (M)’s 12-hour general strike at Garia and Tollygunge in the southern suburbs, where Gupta lived and studied during his school and college days, was peaceful.

Gupta, a 22-year-old MA student at the Rabindra Bharati University, died while being taken to jail following a law violation programme by the SFI on Tuesday.