As per reports from ANI, body of a 42-year-old man was found hanging at BJP booth office in Siliguri early morning today; Police investigation is underway.
— ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2019
This has not been the first instance where BJP workers were being subjected to violence in West Bengal. In December 2018, BJP worker Sandip Ghosh was returning home on the night of December 9 after attending a party meeting, when a man, believed to be a TMC worker, attacked him and shot him dead. Another BJP worker was injured in the attack and was admitted to the Mission Hospital in Durgapur.
In May 2018, An 18 year old Dalit boy was found hanging from a tree, nearly 200 meters away from his house in West Bengal’s tribal dominated Purulia district, a part of Junglemahal. The boy, a second year student of Balarampur College in Purulia has been identified as Trilochan Mahato, an active BJP worker and son of BJP’s Dalit leader Pano Mahato of Balarampur block.
The white T-shirt, that he was wearing bears a scribble—“You deserve to die for doing politics and working for BJP at this young age”. The incident, that puts an ugly face of political violence in Bengal, clearly bears signs of BJP’s inroads to the region. In the recent three-tier Panchayat election, BJP won in all seven Panchayats in Balarampur block, stronghold of Trinamool Congress.