Amidst post poll violence in Raiganj and Siliguri, a Trinamool Congress worker was killed when he was returning home after attending a rally of the party at Jangipara in Hooghly where the election is scheduled to be held on April 30.
Police said the victim Ranjit Patra (30) was a resident of Jangipara.
His body was found near a bridge in the area. There were several injury marks on his body.
Local residents first spotted the body and they informed the matter to police. Policemen from the local police station recovered the body and sent it for post-mortem.
Tension gripped the area after the incident. Some BJP workers headed by their local leader reached the area and got engaged into an altercation with Trinamool Congress workers claiming that the victim was their supporter.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the youth had been receiving threats for the past few days.
The police have recovered his mobile phone from the spot where his body was found and they are going through the details of the call list to ascertain who used to call him to threat with dire consequences.
Police have also spoken to his family members and those have their shops near the bridge where his body was found.
The incident took place on Monday night when all the shops in the area were closed. Thus the police are yet to get anyone who had witnessed the incident.
In post poll violence at Islampur in North Dinajpur, Congress workers raided the house of the Trinamool Congress leader Sabir Hussain at Panditpota village.
The incident took place on Tuesday morning. Around 10 Congress workers went inside his house forcefully and damaged valuables. They had threatened Hussain and other members of his family with dire consequences.
Local people heard Hussain crying for help and informed the police.
Policemen from the local police station and RAF rushed to the spot. Realising that they will be caught, the Congress-backed goons had fled before the police reached the spot.
Hussain later alleged that he was being threatened at gun point.
They attacked Hussain’s house as despite being asked repeatedly he didn’t stop working for his party and had requested many people in the area to cast votes in favour of the Trinamool Congress.
The booth office of Trinamool Congress was torched near NJP railway station on Tuesday morning.
Trinamool Congress leaders in the area raised allegation against CPI(M) and Congress workers. The party office was set on fire by them to create a tension in the area and to terrorise the Trinamool Congress workers.