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.”