HOWRAH: A Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was on Friday hacked to death in Howrah's Jagatballavpur in West Bengal. Soon after the death, the TMC has blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the murder. There have been no arrests made in connection with the death as yet.
His wife alleged that her husband's head was hit by a heavy object and his body had injury marks. She recalled that her husband left home for the party on Thursday but when he did not return till late in the night, she asked around and found that he never even reached office and was abducted midway.
She claimed that he was beaten up by BJP workers earlier during panchayat polls and had to be admitted to hospital for days then. She claimed that she along with the TMC had filed a complaint against 18 BJP workers.
The incident comes just a few days after another party leader was murdered in Howrah's Bagnan.
Earlier in June, bodies of two BJP workers were found hanging from in two separate incidents in Bengal. The BJP had blamed the TMC for the murders and said that the two murders were very similar. A poster was found near the body of one of the BJP workers where it was written that he had to die for his affinity to the saffron party. The BJP had termed the incident as a political killing by the TMC 'goons'.
There have been cases of violence during the campaigning and after the Panchayat elections in the state.