A deadly instance of inhumane and dastardly political rivalry has been reported from a village in Malda, when a young man allegedly killed his father, who was a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist.
This incident occurred after the man's wife, who was a candidate for the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party, lost to a candidate from the BJP in the recent panchayat polls.
The body of Buran Murmu, aged 52, was discovered hanging from the ceiling in his room.
His body had multiple injury marks, and his son Biplab was nowhere to be found. The father and son had a heated argument following Biplab's wife, Sharmila, losing to a BJP candidate by a margin of 56 votes.
Sharmila has been taken into custody by the police for questioning, and they are currently searching for Biplab.
According to a police officer, Sharmila's paternal family has always been loyal to the TMC party. The conflict within the family arose when she was selected as a TMC candidate.
Buran, who was an active BJP worker, could not accept the fact that his daughter-in-law would represent a rival party. After Sharmila's defeat, Biplab blamed his father for campaigning against her and persuading their neighbours not to vote for her.
Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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