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Home / India News / BJP worker found hanging in Purulia committed suicide: Police

BJP worker found hanging in Purulia committed suicide: Police

The BJP has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress for the ‘murders’ of two of its workers in Bengal and sought a CBI probe into the incidents.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2018 14:08 IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata
BJP workers protest in New Delhi against the death of BJP worker Trilochan Mahato in Bengal on Friday, June  1, 2018.
BJP workers protest in New Delhi against the death of BJP worker Trilochan Mahato in Bengal on Friday, June 1, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

The post-mortem report of a BJP worker who was found hanging on Saturday in Balarampur of West Bengal’s Purulia district suggests that he committed suicide, police said on Sunday.

“We received postmortem reports, which states ‘death due to asphyxia, hanging ante mortem & suicidal ingestion’. We are formal action. Other case (Trilochan Mahato) is heading in right direction too. State government has handed it over to CID,” news agency ANI quoted Akash Magharia, the new police chief of Purulia as saying.

Magharia took charge after the government transferred superintendent of police Joy Biswas following the death of two BJP workers - Dulal Kumar and Trilochan Mahato in mysterious circumstances within three days.

The BJP has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress for the ‘murders’ and sought a CBI probe into it.

Read: How BJP plans to highlight Purulia deaths and push TMC on the back foot

Life on Sunday was partially affected in Purulia district due to a 12-hour strike called by the BJP to protest the alleged murders.

Dulal Kumar, who went missing on Friday, was found hanging from a pole in Balarampur. Kumar’s brother said that unidentified men allegedly threatened to kill the victim on May 30 due to his political affiliation.

“Kumar was threatened on May 30 by bike-borne men. They asked him what party he works for, when he said BJP, they threatened to kill him,” he said.

The Trinamool Congress denies that its workers were behind the deaths of the two BJP workers. The TMC said Trilochan Mahato’s death was fallout of infighting between the BJP and the Bajrang Dal.

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