Two arrested, cop suspended in TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas murder case

Satyajit Biswas, TMC MLA from Krishnaganj, was shot dead in West Bengal's Nadia on Saturday evening.

Two arrested, cop suspended in TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas murder case

Kolkata: Two persons were arrested while the Officer-In-Charge (OC) of Hanskhali Police Station was suspended on Sunday in connection with the assassination of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas.

Satyajit Biswas, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA from Krishnaganj, was shot dead in West Bengal's Nadia district by some unidentified assailants on Saturday evening.

Biswas, who represented TMC from the Krishnaganj constituency in the state assembly, was at a Saraswati Puja inaugural event when the incident took place.

He was immediately rushed to the nearby Shaktinagar district hospital, where he was declared dead, the police said.

TMC leader SK Guha said, "He (Biswas) was a very nice person and a popular leader. According to eyewitnesses, he was killed by two to four assailants at a Saraswati Pooja programme in his village."

Biswas was a popular TMC leader in the area and was involved with the Matua community, which has remained politically sensitive both for the ruling TMC and the BJP.

The MLA's murder has triggered a blame game, with the TMC blaming the BJP for it calling the incident a 'political murder'. The BJP, on the other hand, blamed the factional fight within the TMC for Biswas' assassination.