An ABVP activist was gravely injured after a bomb blast at Kalyani University allegedly perpetrated by goons associated with the Trinamool Congress (TMC). He was initially admitted at J.N.M. Hospital, Kalyani but will be shifted to Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata for further treatment. The incident occurred on Friday afternoon, we are told.
The injured has been identified as Tarak Howladar, a 19 year old student at the University. He was brought to the hospital at around 8 p.m. on Friday after the bomb blast allegedly done by TMC goons. His condition is said to be extremely critical.
According to Dr. Indranil Khan, vice president of the state unit of ABVP, the victim has lost a lot of blood. There is severe laceration in his left thigh and his femur bone was fractured, Khan stated. He was being shifted to Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata for further integrated management under the departments of Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Orthopedics.
The ABVP has planned protests over the bomb blast allegedly by TMC goons at College Street on Saturday. They are expected to issue further statements on the matter in the afternoon.
The law and order situation in West Bengal has been terrible in recent times. Earlier this week, bombs were hurled at Bhatpara, a maternity home was ransacked and 5 crude bombs were recovered from the area. Earlier, two people had died and three were injured in BJP-TMC clashes in the same area.
Political violence in the state continues unabated and BJP workers and supporters are being murdered at a worrying frequency. Even women are not being spared. With circumstances getting worse every day, things don’t appear to be getting better anytime soon.