TMC Supporter Pours Acid Down Wife’s Throat For Not Voting For His Party In West Bengal’s Murshidabad

TMC Supporter Pours Acid Down Wife’s Throat For Not Voting For His Party In West Bengal’s MurshidabadWest Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaking during a press conference in Kolkata (Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 

In another shocking incident of violence in West Bengal amidst the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, a woman in the state’s Murshidabad district was brutally thrashed and had acid poured into her mouth, allegedly by her husband and her in-laws, for not voting for the Trinamool party, reports The New Indian Express.

The victim Ansura Bibi, who is in her mid-forties, has been shifted to the Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital after receiving some initial treatment at a local healthcare centre. She has been kept for medical observation by doctors for a 48-hour period.

Her son has filed a complaint with the police and a case has been registered. Officials have also started an investigation into the matter.

Bibi is believed to have been attacked upon returning home from a polling station on Tuesday (23 April).

Although West Bengal has seen a lot of violent clashes between different political factions during the current Lok Sabha elections, this incident is particularly gruesome as it involves politically motivated violence within a family.