CPM goons send chilling message

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Behrampore
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  • Updated: Jun 19, 2013 10:06 IST

An elderly man in Daspara-Jibantala village under Ranitala PS in Murshidabad was allegedly killed by CPI(M) backed goons as his daughter-in-law didn’t withdraw her candidature as a Congress nominee in the panchayat elections.

The man died on Monday night at Lalbagh sub-divisional hospital. The police have arrested one person so far.

Sources said that one Buluara Bibi, a resident of Daspara-Jibantala, is contesting the panchayat election as the Congress candidate for the panchayat samiti seat of Bhagabangola-II. She was pressurised by the CPI(M) to withdraw her candidature. When she refused CPI(M)-backed goons under the leadership of Sahabul Sheikh, Atikul Sheikh and Tafijul Sheikh attacked Buluara’s father-in-law.

The goons beat him up with bricks and lathis. He was taken to Nashipur hospital in a critical state but the doctors referred him to Lalbagh sub-divisional hospital as his condition deteriorated. He succumbed to the injury around 11 pm.

 

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