Another BJP worker killed in Bengal, body found hanging from electric pole

WION Web Team
Purulia, West Bengal, India Published: Jun 02, 2018, 12.07 PM(IST)

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A couple of days after a BJP worker was found dead, hanging from a tree in West Bengal's Balrampur, another party cadre was killed in Purulia district, reports said on Saturday. 

The Purulia police has begun the investigation into the case. According to media reports, the 32-year-old slain BJP worker Dulal Kumar was allegedly murdered by TMC cadres for his participation in the recent thana gherao protest.

West Bengal Police said the investigation of Dulal's murder has been handed over to Crime Investigation Department (CID).

Taking to Twitter, BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Dulal's murder is quite similar to the lines with that of Trilochan Mahato, a BJP activist.

Vijayvargiya said that he had called ADG Law and Order or Friday night and told him that Dulal has been facing life threats. He said he even asked the ADG Law and Order to save him from being killed.

According to Vijayvargiya, ADG Law and Order had told him that the police is trying to do its best in protecting Dulal and even he will be ensuring his safety.

Kailash Vijayvargiya said despite the ADG's effort Dulal's corpse was found hanging in Purulia district.

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Dulat death comes in the wake of the alleged murder of a 18-year-old BJP worker Trilochan Mahato on Wednesday.

On Wednesday night, an 18-year-old BJP member, identified as Trilochan Mahato, was found dead hanging from a tree in Balrampur, with a poster stuck on his back reading: "Being involved with BJP politics at the age of 18 claimed your life. I have been searching for you since the elections and now you are dead." 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the West Bengal Chief Secretary, seeking response to the "inhumane political murder" in the state. Notably, the victim was a member of the Dalit community. 

BJP chief Amit Shah, reacting to the murder on Thursday, had accused the TMC regime of "surpassing the bar of political violence" set by its communist predecessors.

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