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Freedom fighter Matangini Hazra remembered

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister today remembered the sacrifice of freedom fighter for having laid down her life on September 29, 1942 fighting for the country's independence.

"Remembering the freedom fighter who laid down her life for the country on this day in 1942," Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle this morning.

As part of the Quit movement, 73-year-old Hazra had led a procession of around 6,000 supporters, mostly women volunteers, for taking over Tamluk police station in district on September 29, 1942.

When the procession had reached the outskirts of Tamluk town, it was asked to disband.

Hazra was shot dead when she defied the order and had marched forward chanting 'Vande Mataram'.

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 11:07 IST