West Bengal

TMC leader murdered in West Midnapore; Tension runs high over post-mortem

Agency News

West Midnapore, Jul 1: Trinamool Congress' local area leader Ganesh Bhunia, who went out of his home responding to phone call last night, was today found murdered with marks of wounds, two days after husband of a ruling party Gram Panchayat leader was shot dead at the Bandel station in Hooghly district of West Bengal.
Bereaved family members claimed Ganesh Bhunia, TMC's block leader of Narayangarh of West Midnapore, was a victim of political issues and the BJP was involved in the crime, which the saffron brigade denied saying the factional feud in the TMC led to the recent killing.
Police began an investigation and said they were trying to establish the reason for the brutal murder.
The local people and TMC activists when the report came in said they refused to hand them over the body to the police for post-mortem until assurance was given for proper probe and arrest of the criminals.
The murder of Ganesh Bhunia happened in Saika Patna village where mobile was found near the body early today, a night after the victim went out of home in Chak Kishor village home responding to a mobile phone call to him from an unidentified person.
On Saturday TMC activist Dilip Ram, husband of a Trinamool Gram Panchayat Pradhan was shot in the head while he was waiting for a local train at Hooghly's Bandel junction railway station at around 10 AM.
The deceased, a railway employee, was posted in North 24 Parganas district's Naihati and used to travel to his workplace via train every day, sources in his party said. (UNI)