Insulting women not in TMC’s culture: Jyotipriyo
Stating that it is not the culture of Trinamool Congress to harass or insult a woman, Jyotipriya Mullick, the party’s president in North 24 Parganas district, said that steps would be taken against the Councillor if investigation proves him to be guilty in the incident that took place at Habra on Sunday.
It may be mentioned that Gautam Biswas, Councillor of ward number 11 of Habra Municipality, had beaten up a woman IT employee of a firm in Salt Lake Sector V on Sunday, when she raised her voice against rash driving of his car.
The Councillor’s car had hit the van-rickshaw in which the woman and her sister-in-law were travelling. When the woman stepped out to protest against the rash driving by his driver, Biswas and his close aides started to beat her up.
She sustained a serious head injury and was admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital.
Fortunately, the woman was released from hospital on Monday.
After returning home, she said that she expects necessary legal action against the Councillor. She also claimed herself to be a Trinamool Congress worker and wanted to know the reason behind the Councillor and his men attacking her for simply protesting against rash driving.
The Councillor had also lodged a complaint against her, alleging that he too was attacked by the woman.
The family members of the woman went to Habra police station and learnt that she was admitted in hospital. Finally, the family members lodged a complaint with the police and a probe is underway in this connection.
Mullick said that no one is above the law and the law will take its own course. “The party will take action against the Councillor if needed as it is not the culture of the party to insult or harass a woman,” he said.
Meanwhile, commuters were harassed as some local people put up a road block and staged a sit-in demonstration outside Habra police station demanding necessary action against the Councillor.
It led to a massive traffic jam on the road which remains congested for a majority of the day.