Two arrested over death of TMC worker
Kolkata: Two persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of Pintu Sinha, a Trinamool Congress worker who died at SSKM Hospital on Thursday night.
The arrested persons have been identified as Babu Barui and Indra Roy. They were produced before the Court on Friday morning. Both have been remanded in police custody for seven days.
Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Youth Congress president and party MP, will visit Purulia on Saturday and will meet the family members of Sinha.
Banerjee alleged that BJP had engaged criminals from Jharkhand to create disturbance in Purulia, with the sole purpose of stalling development.
"The people living in the area do not believe in the politics of killing, as massive development has taken place in the area in the past seven years under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee. There is not a single house in the rural belt which does not get the benefits offered by the state government under various schemes," he said, adding: "Those involved in the matter have been identified and stern action will be taken against them. No one will be spared."
He alleged that miscreants from Jharkhand have been engaged by BJP to create trouble in Purulia and unleash a reign of terror. "But this trick of BJP will not yield results as people have faith in Trinamool Congress."
Sinha was busy organising Kali Puja in his locality on Wednesday morning, when the miscreants attacked him, firing at him from a point blank range. Attracted by the noise, local people went to the spot and found him lying on the ground in a pool of blood. They took him to the local health centre and then to Deben Mahato Hospital, from where he was referred to SSKM Hospital. Sinha died in SSKM at 9.15 pm on Thursday.
Trinamool Congress workers organised a protest rally on Friday morning against the incident. A pall of gloom descended on the Puncha area of Purulia, when the news of Pintu's death reached residents on Thursday night.
Police raided the area and arrested two persons on early Friday morning. They are trying to find out whether personal enmity or political rivalry led to the killing of Sinha.
A police picket has been posted in the area and a massive manhunt is on for the perpetrators. Local people said Sinha was loved by all in the area, because of his simple nature.