A college professor in West Bengal was thrashed by Trinamool cadre after he allegedly refused to say “Mamata Banerjee Zindabad”, reports The Hindu. A video-clip of the incident went viral on social media, sparking outrage.
At Nabagram Hiralal Pal College in West Bengal’s Hooghly district, members of the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, the student wing of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in assaulted a professor over “Mamata Banerjee Zindabad” and “TMC Zindabad” slogans.
TMCP members were allegedly forcing the female students of the college to say the slogans. When the professor tried to intervene, he was thrashed by them. In the video, the girl students can be seen crying and trying to shield the professor from the assault while the attackers punch him repeatedly in the face, making him fall down.
On Thursday, local TMC MLA Prabir Ghosal and party district president Dilip Yadav met and apologised to the professor, blaming “outsiders” for the attack. Ghosal said that “outsiders” who had assaulted the professor would not be spared.
Two of the accused have been arrested.