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Repeat of Cooch Behar incident? BJP worker stripped and attacked with sharp weapon, accuse TMC claims ‘no political angle’

When the family members of the woman intervened, the accused also attacked and injured them.

On Tuesday (2nd July), a woman was reportedly stripped and thrashed by goons for being a BJP worker. The incident occurred in Kaugachhi village in Jagatdal in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

The BJP has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) party of orchestrating the attack. As per reports, the TMC goons in Jagatdal have been threatening the woman and her family ever since the Lok Sabha election results were declared on 4th June this year.

They had previously vandalised the BJP worker’s house as well. On Tuesday, the victim was obstructed from taking water from a local tap by TMC workers. This led to a heated argument between the woman and the musclemen of the ruling party.

When the victim returned home, the goons reportedly ambushed her house. They stripped and assaulted her with a sharp weapon. When the family members of the woman intervened, the accused also attacked and injured them.

Following the assault, the goons fled the scene. The woman was late rescued and admitted to the B N Bose Sub Divisional Hospital. When her condition deteriorated, she was rushed to the Sagar Dutta Medical College in Kolkata.

The family of the victim has cited political rivalry as the motive behind the attack. The woman’s mother informed, “Trinamool Congress people stormed the house, and stripped my daughter and thrashed her. While trying to save my daughter, her grandfather and I were injured.”

TMC cries foul, dubs incident as ‘local neighbourhood dispute’

She further added, “My saree was also torn. Our family has been tortured for a long time. There was earlier an attack at our house.

The local Trinamool Congress unit has dismissed the case as ‘local neighbourhood dispute’, which has supposedly no political angle.

On Wednesday (3rd July), people carried out protests outside the local police station, demanding justice for the woman (who is now said to be in a critical condition).

Woman stripped by Shafiqul-led mob in Cooch Behar

On 27th June, a Muslim woman was stripped, dragged for 1 km by her hair and thrashed for over an hour by goons for supporting the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).

The incident took place in Ruidanga village in Matha Bhanga-II block in Coochbehar district of West Bengal. As per reports, a group of TMC goons attacked the woman for being a worker of the Opposition BJP in the State. The victim’s father had filed a complaint with the police.

According to the police complaint, the local TMC cadre had prevented the woman from stepping out of her house since the Lok Sabha elections were announced on 4th June 2024.

The victim was assaulted when she was en route home from a nearby park. A group of TMC goons attacked her, stripped her and then dumped her clothes in a river.

They had also threatened to break her house if she dared to step out again. The Cooch Behar police had detained 4 people, including the primary accused Shafiqul, in connection to the case.

Shafiqul was accused of capturing the naked picture of the victim during the assault and disseminating it on social media platforms.

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