A TMC activist, identified as Jaydeb Roy (50), was lynched and three others sustained wounds after being attacked by a gang of miscreants as bloody clashes between the rival activists of ruling party and opposition BJP rocked West Bengal during the Lok Sabha poll and post result period, official sources here said.
The TMC blamed the BJP in the death of Jaydeb Roy at Galsi in East Burdwan last night, which was denied by the saffron brigade. While Roy was returning home with three other party-men, he was attacked with an iron rod by a group of men and they lynched him.
The other three partymen were also wounded when they went to save Roy from being attacked . All four injured were taken to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital where Roy succumbed to his wounds early today.
Meanwhile, a report from Jagaddal in North 24 Parganas said two people had been killed and three others sustained burn and splinter wounds when they were attacked with crude bombs last night, police investigating the crime said today.
The report said all the victims were supporters and activists of ruling TMC. While a person was killed immediately after being charged with crude bombs, another person succumbed to his wounds early today at JNM Hospital in Kalyani, Nadia.
Police said three unidentified miscreants entered Baruipara under Jagaddal last night and hurled several bombs, in which two people have been killed and three sustained burn and splinter wounds. One of the wounded was in critical state.
Two bodies of BJP-RSS workers were found hanging from trees in Howrah’s Amta village on Monday, creating tense situation there.
While BJP activist Samatul Dolui’s body was found hanging from the tree on Monday, Sandesh Manna, an RSS activist’s body, was found hanging on Sunday at Atchata village of Howrah.
The murders recall similar killings in Purulia in the run-up to the 2018 Panchayat polls when BJP workers were found hanging from poles. But unlike in Purulia, Dolui’s body had no posters attached.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukul Roy today visited Sandeshkhali’s Nazat area where two BJP men and one TMC supporter were killed in clashes on Saturday evening.
Roy, besides visiting the survivors of the two BJP men, he also went to the houses where men have been missing since Saturday.