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West Bengal: Another TMC worker found dead

By Vikas

A Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker has been hacked to death in Jagatballavpur area of West Bengal's Howrah. 44-years old Kartik Dhalli had initially gone missing but was found dead yesterday. The TMC has accused the BJP of being behind the killing.

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This is the second TMC worker to have been killed this week. On June 5, a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker, whose wife had recently won Panchayat elections, was shot dead in Bagnan. The had pointed finger at the BJP even then.

There is intense political rivalry between the BJP and the TMC in West Bengal. Including today's incident, two BJP workers and two BJP workers have died in the last 20 days.

The BJP had on June 2 lashed out at the TMC after a saffron party's worker, Dulal Kumar, was found hanging from a high-tension electrical transmission tower in Dabha village in West Bengal's Purulia. Two days before that, 20-year-old Trilochan Mahato, a BJP worker, was found hanging from a tree in Purulia's Balarampur development block.

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain had termed the TMC, which stands for the Trinamool Congress, as the 'Taliban Congress Party'. "TMC is propagating terrorism. If TMC wants to fight, they must do so ideologically. The manner in which our worker was hanged, Mamata Banerjee does not have the right to stay in power anymore," Hussain had told ANI.

The West Bengal Police had said that the first death was a case of 'personal enmity', while the second death was a case of suicide. Joy Biswas, Purulia SP, said this on the basis of preliminary investigation.

BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya had written to NHRC over the incidents. "We do not trust state government, police, and the CID. We want NHRC do conduct a thorough investigation in the incident," he wrote.

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