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Monday, Nov 18, 2019

Bengal TMC leader clubbed to death

Bera, 52, a former member of the local gram panchayat, was a resident of Baruna village.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2019 05:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Midnapore
Local TMC MP Dibyendu Adhikari alleged that Bera was murdered by BJP supporters.
Local TMC MP Dibyendu Adhikari alleged that Bera was murdered by BJP supporters.(HT Archive)
         

Basudeb Bera (52), a Trinamool Congress leader in Moyna area of West Bengal’s East Midnapore district, was clubbed to death by unidentified men on Monday. Bera, 52, a former member of the local gram panchayat, was a resident of Baruna village. Police said Bera’s body was found by the road at Andaria and preliminary probe indicates that he was attacked with heavy objects.

Local TMC MP Dibyendu Adhikari alleged that Bera was murdered by BJP supporters. Nabarun Nayak, organisational head of BJP in Tamluk, rejected the allegation, saying: “Bera used to extort from people. Some of these people spotted him and he was killed in the feud.”