Before the police would have managed to check the violence after the third phase of the Assembly elections, Trinamool Congress leaders and workers were being attacked at Uluberia in Howrah where the election is scheduled to be held on Monday.
With only a few hours left of the elections in the district, panic gripped the area after the attack on Trinamool Congress leaders and workers. The incidents took place despite the central forces were posted in the area.
The miscreants attacked the block president of Kumaria village when he refused to bend down before their threat. They had threatened him not to work for Trinamool Congress in Monday’s elections.
They damaged a portion of his house late on Saturday night and started beating him till he fell on the ground. They even allegedly tried to drag out the Trinamool Congress leader’s family members as they had chalked a plan to lynch them. But their attempt failed as some local people came out of their houses hearing his cry for help.
The miscreants felt that they would get caught if they continue to beat the Trinamool Congress leader and fled from the area before the local residents reached the spot. He was admitted to the hospital with severe injuries. A complaint was lodged with the police in this connection.
On Sunday morning, the residents of the villages staged a demonstration against the incident and they even tried to damage the houses of some CPI(M) workers at the same village. However, police have foiled their attempt.
The villagers also demanded immediate arrest of the accused.
Police suspect that some miscreants from the adjacent village had raided the house of Trinamool Congress supporter on Saturday night.
Police pickets have been posted at the village to avoid further deterioration of the law and order situation.
In another incident at Amta in Howrah, some miscreants attacked the polling agent of the Congress candidate Asit Mitra from the area. The miscreants had threatened him with dire consequences as well.
There were also reports of the attack on the workers of the party in North 24-Parganas where the election is also scheduled to be held on Monday.
A Trinamool Congress leader said the goons backed by Congress and CPI(M) are trying to create panic so that people do not come out of the house to cast their votes. But workers of Trinamool Congress went door-to-door to assure people that there will be no problem and they must go to cast their votes without any kind of hesitation.