West Bengal: TMC worker shot dead in Bagnan
Days after a BJP worker was found dead in West Bengal's Purulia, a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker, whose wife had recently won Panchayat elections, was shot dead in Bagnan, said reports. The TMC has reportedly accused the BJP of being behind the attack.
The BJP had on Saturday (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 on Saturday.
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 national secretary Rahul Sinha demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the deaths of Kumar and Trilochan Mahato.
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.