A month after two such similar incidents where two BJP workers were found dead in West Bengal’s Purulia district, the body of another party worker was found floating in a lake in Murshidabad district on Monday.
Dharmaraj Hazra, 54 years old, was found dead in a lake with his hands and feet tied with a rope. His body was recovered from the lake in Shaktipur village. “We have got a complaint. We have launched an investigation,” said an officer of Shaktipur police station who refused to be named.
Accusing Trinamool goons of killing Hazra, BJP’s district president (north) Gouri Shankar Ghosh said the ruling party’s leaders are eliminating BJP workers as they cannot accept the rise of the saffron party in Bengal. Ghosh confirmed that Hazra, member of the Mandal committee, was getting continuous threats from Trinamool backed goons since the panchayat elections for supporting the BJP.
BJP president, Amit Shah, in his tweet on Monday said, “TMC shames humanity, yet again. Another BJP karyakarta killed in the most barbaric manner. In Mamata’s regime, West Bengal has become an epitome of violence & brutality. Entire BJP stands firmly with Dhormo Hazra’s family in this hour of grief. My deepest condolences. Om Shanti.”
These acts of savageness are becoming common and frequent in West Bengal under the TMC supremacy. Almost exactly a month prior to this incident, Trilochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar, both BJP karyakarta’s, were found in two villages of Purulia on May 31 and June 2. While Mahato’s body was hanging from a tree, that of Kumar was hanging from a high tension electric pole. Hazra’s murder is the third such incident in a span of a month.
Earlier too, in the month of April, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, Ajit Murmu, has died in hospital where he was admitted after being allegedly thrashed by TMC workers in Bankura’s Ranibandh. According to BJP, Murmu was BJP’s nominee for the Panchayat polls from the area and blamed Mamata Banerjee led TMC (Trinamool Congress) for the attack. According to reports, the TMC supporters launched an attack when BJP men went to the Raniganj Block Development Office (BDO) to pick up nomination papers for the panchayat polls.
West Bengal, under Mamta Banerjee rule, harbouring extreme coercion and strong-arm tactics. TMC goons openly terrorize the public without fearing any sought of repercussions. In fact, the West Bengal Panchayat polls were marked by incidents of extreme violence, in which some people were killed and several others were injured. In Murshidabad town, ballot papers were thrown in a pond after a clash between TMC and opposition parties. In some booths in Murshidabad, ballot boxes were looted at gunpoint by unidentified people. BJP supporters were also assaulted and attacked by TMC goons.
However, at this point, it would be rather thought-provoking to note the function of the so-called pseudo-liberals when it comes down to raising a voice for BJP workers murdered brutally.