The state of West Bengal, of which Kolkata is capital, has been the worst hit by the strike with at least 13 big government hospitals affected.
Indian police arrested 11 people Tuesday over the killing of a Muslim man who was tortured and forced to chant Hindu slogans in the latest mob violence to shock the nation.
Cellphone videos shared on local television channels showed 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari tied to a pole and begging for mercy as some men beat him with sticks and forced him to chant his devotion to Hindu gods.
Akash Vijayvargiya, an MLA from Indore III and son of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who thrashed a civic official with a cricket bat in full public view here on Wednesday morning was arrested and presented in the district court.
The founder of Indian restaurant chain sentenced to life for murder launched a Supreme Court appeal to delay the beginning of his term on Monday, citing ill-health.
The body was found on Wednesday evening. It was tied with stones and lowered into a swamp near the Nettoor railway station. Police took all the four accused into custody for what appears to be a revenge killing.
The two female relatives, one of whom was also a witness in a related case, died in the crash, while the alleged rape victim and her lawyer are in critical condition in hospital.
"I was walking on Dudhari bridge when four men kidnapped me. Two of them tied my hand and third one started pouring kerosene. After which they set me on fire and ran away," he said.
A 34-year-old woman was burnt alive by some men following a quarrel over a land dispute on Monday night in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, the police said on Tuesday.