TMC leader from Domkal succumbs to head injuries
Kolkata: Mojammel Seikh, a Trinamool Congress leader in Murshidabad's Domkal, who had suffered serious injuries in his head on April 23 during the Lok Sabha elections in Murshidabad constituency, succumbed to his injuries at a city hospital on Saturday.
The district Trinamool Congress leaders have accused both
CPI(M) and Congress activists of attacking the victim on the day of elections. The TMC leaders have also lodged a complaint in this regard on the basis of which a probe has been initiated.
It was learnt that Seikh who was also the husband of a Trinamool Congress councillor at ward 2 under Domkal Municipality, had been standing near a polling booth in the area when some CPI(M) and Congress workers attacked him with a bamboo stick. Seikh received severe injuries in his head and various other parts of his body as well.
The victim was immediately rushed to Domkal Sub-divisional hospital and later shifted to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital after his condition deteriorated. As the patient did not show any sign of improvement, the family members of the victim later moved him to a city hospital.
After fighting for life for the past two weeks, Seikh died at the hospital on Saturday.
Trinamool Congress leaders in the district alleged that it was a deliberate attempt by the CPI(M) and Congress to weaken their party's organisation in the district. They also added that Seikh had been instrumental in strengthening and flourishing the organisation. Both the CPI(M) and Congress leaders from the district denied the charges levelled against them by the TMC. They called it a result of intra-party clash within the TMC.
The local TMC leaders lodged a complaint mentioning the names of a few persons.
Police have started a probe. They are yet to arrest the culprits who were involved in the crime.