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Report on Jhargram worker's death rebuts BJP claim

Report on Jhargram workers   death rebuts BJP claim

Kolkata: BJP's allegation that the TMC is killing its supporters has been proved wrong after it was found that the Jhargram worker died of stroke and there were no external injury marks on his body.

Ramen Singh, a local BJP leader of Gopiballavpur in Jhargram, died on May 11, a day before the sixth phase of election. The BJP had alleged that Singh had been killed by Trinamool goons. The matter was reported to the Election Commission and leaders, including BJP state president Dilip Ghosh and BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya had criticized Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for unleashing a reign of terror in Bengal.

Family members of Singh alleged that some goons owning allegiance to the TMC had attacked Singh and beat him up with iron rod and sticks. Singh had died on the pot. This incident led to tension in the area and the BJP had lodged complaint against 15 TMC workers.

The district police conducted the post-mortem at the Jhargram district hospital. A team of doctors was formed to conduct the post mortem. The whole process was videographed.

The post-mortem report said that Singh died of a "cerebro vascular accident". There was no external mark of injury and no organ had been damaged.

Arijit Singh, Superintendent of Police, Jhargram, said the post-mortem report had been received on Sunday. The police are conducting an inquiry to find out if false complaints had been lodged in the matter.

The local BJP leaders, who had raised their voice on May 12, are not saying a word on the incident since the police received the post-mortem report.

Deputy Speaker Sukumar Hansda said: "The BJP has lodged false complaints to malign the TMC. They have vitiated the political environment in Bengal."

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