Another BJP worker found hanging in Bengal’s Purulia, party blames TMC

Written by June 2, 2018 15:36

Kolkata: Just days after 18-year-old BJP member was found hanging from a tree in Purulia district of West Bengal, the body of another BJP worker was found hanging from an electric pole in the same district.

The body of a 35-year-old man was today found hanging from a high-tension tower in Purulia district, triggering protests by locals.

BJP worker found hanging from poleDulal was missing since 8 last night. He had gone out on his motorcycle, his family said. When he didn’t return home, they got worried and searched for him in the area

The incident comes two days after the BJP claimed that its worker Trilochon Mahato (18), who was found hanging from a tree at Balarampur in Purulia district on May 30.

BJP worker found hanging from tree

TMC behind killing of BJP workers, alleges party

Trilochan’s hanging prompted strong reaction from BJP President Amit Shah who condemned the incident and blamed state government for inaction.

The Bharatiya Janata Party claimed Dulal Kumar was a party worker. The party said he had actively worked in the recent panchayat election.

BJP has alleged that the 32 -year-old party worker, who was found hanging from an electric pole was murdered by TMC supporters.

However, the Trinamool Congress has denied the allegations and termed it as baseless.

Case given to CID, NHRC notice to Mamata govt

The West Bengal government today ordered a criminal investigation department probe into Mahato’s death, ADG Law and order Anuj Sharma said.

Dulal Kumar’s death triggered an uproar among the locals who put up demonstrations outside the Balarampur police station, demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.

Leader of the ruling Trinamool Congress Derek O’Brien tweeted to say that the case has been handed over to the CID.

On Friday, the NHRC sent a notice to the West Bengal government over the incident. The commission in a statement observed that the content of the news report, if true, amounts to gross violation of human rights of the victim. It has issued a notice to the West Bengal chief secretary, seeking a detailed report.