Despite 15 Trinamool Congress workers were killed since the poll dates were declared, the party’s chief Mamata Banerjee had asked all workers and leader of her party to maintain cool so that peace prevails in the state.
A Trinamool Congress worker was beaten to death at Roy Bahadur Road near Jagatdal in North 24-Parganas. A police officer said around eight to ten unidentified miscreants raided the house of the victim Tinku Rao on Thursday night at around 11 pm.
They asked Tinku to come out posing as if they need his help for certain purpose. Without knowing that they came to attack him for being a worker of Trinamool Congress, Tinku came out of his house to talk to them.
They covered his face with a cloth as soon as he came out of his house and started beating him.
While some of the accused had ransacked some houses including the victim’s house.
They continued beating him till he fell on the road. As it was raining, the area was almost deserted.
Thus his neighbours took some time to realise that Tinku was crying for help. When the neighbours stepped out to catch the accused, they were also beaten up. The miscreants left eight them injured. The accused had, however, managed to flee before being caught by the neighbours.
Tinku was taken to Bhatpara District Hospital where he was declared brought dead. The incident led to tension in the area as local people staged a demonstration demanding strict action against the accused.
Police later came to know after preliminary investigation that Bishnu and Babusona, those are involved with various anti-social activities in the area, could be behind the murder.
A Trinamool Congress worker Lakshman Pramanik was shot dead and four others were injured when a clash broke out between supporters of his party and Congress at Magmundi in Purulia on Thursday night. Police have arrested a person in this connection.
In another incident of attack on Trinamool Congress in Birbhum, a party worker was shot at and his wife was attacked by some CPI(M) backed miscreants. Buran Sheikh, a Trinamool Congress worker, was shot at at Sardanga village when he was returning home on his bicycle along with another worker Lal Sheikh.
Three miscreants came on a motorbike and opened fired at Buran. He received injuries on his stomach. Local people had admitted him to Bolpur Sub-division Hospitral. Doctors stated his condition to be critical.
CPI(M) backed goons also attacked the house of the party worker at Singi village near Bolpur and beat up Lutfa Bibi as her husband was not in home. She was busy in her household work when the miscreants had raided her house. They dragged her out and started beating her. She received injuries on her head.
The house of a Trinamool Congress worker Mannan Molla was set on fire at Bagmari village near Joynagar in South 24-Parganas. Molla, who was a SUCI supporter earlier, had joined Trinamool Congress a few months ago. With the announcement of the poll result, his house was set on fire allegedly by SUCI supporters.
Sporadic incidents of clashes between the workers of the ruling party and the CPI(M) also took place in some parts of Kolkata. In north Bengal, two Trinamool Congress workers were injured when a clash broke out at Tapan in South Dinajpur on Thursday night.
The clash broke out when some CPI(M) workers had protested as Trinamool Congress workers were bursting fire crackers after the party came to power with a massive majority.
A Trinamool Congress worker was beaten to death at Roy Bahadur Road near Jagatdal in North 24-Parganas
A TMC worker Lakshman Pramanik was shot dead and four others were injured when a clash broke out between TMC supporters and Congress at Magmundi in Purulia on Thursday
In another incident, a party worker was shot at and his wife was attacked by some CPI(M) backed miscreants in Birbhum
Despite 15 TMC workers were killed, the party’s chief Mamata Banerjee had asked all workers and leader of her party to maintain cool so that peace prevails in the state