Com Kanu Dey is from Tripura. Congress indulged in huge corruption during its rule. The ministers compelled the students to buy books instead of providing them for free of cost as the booksellers gave them hefty bribes. Com Kanu joined the protest and the movements against all these injustices. He was murdered by the ruling Congress government when he was taking part in a rally on 9th September 1989 in front of the office of the district magistrate.