Kolkata, January 18, 2021
Four BJP workers have been detained in connection with the death of the TMC leader, Ranjit Adhikari. A BJP roadshow too was subject to stone-pelting.
Adhikari sustained multiple injuries on his body and face in an incident that took place in Jalpaiguri district in its Saptibhari area of the Maynaguri block. The cause of his injuries is said to be stabbing by a sharp weapon. He was attacked while returning from a TMC program on Sunday. He was serving as the zone President of the local Gram Panchayat.
The sounds of Adhikari’s screams attracted the locals who rushed to the spot of the attack. They found him lying in a pool of blood and rushed him to the local health center. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries. His body has been sent for post-mortem to Jalpaiguri.
The TMC leader had suffered a massive head injury and other wounds on his body and face. A police complaint has been lodged by TMC leaders at the Police station of Maynaguri where the incident took place.
Sibsankar Majumdar a local TMC leader, has accused the BJP of this murder. Dipen Pramanik, who is the District Vice President of BJP Jalpaiguri district has attributed the cause of Adhikari’s death to infighting within the TMC.
In another incident, there was heavy stone pelting at a roadshow on Monday, led by BJP leaders Suvendu Adhikari, Debashree Chaudhuri, and Dilip Ghosh in Kolkata. The direction of the roadshow was from Tollygunge to Rashbehari – South Kolkata. Near the Charu Market area, TMC leaders were spotted pelting stones and holding their party flags.
The BJP workers were said to have retaliated and chased them away with sticks. Many workers were injured in this scuffle; however, a huge police deployment quickly brought the situation under control.