West Bengal: BJP Worker Killed By State Police In Kaliaganj, Alleges BJP MP

West Bengal: BJP Worker Killed By State Police In Kaliaganj, Alleges BJP MP

by Swarajya Staff - Friday, April 28, 2023 10:51 AM IST
West Bengal: BJP Worker Killed By State Police In Kaliaganj, Alleges BJP MPWest Bengal violence (Twitter)

The BJP claimed that amidst the tense law and order situation in Kaliachak, West Bengal following the rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl, one of their workers was shot dead by the state police.

BJP MP Debashree Chowdhury accused Bengal police of murder, stating that her party cannot be silenced by arrests and shootings.

"The ruling party (Trinamool Congress) is mistaken if they think they could silence us by shooting at our cadres or making random arrests. The whole country is with us," Chowdhury said.

A BJP worker, Mritunjay Burman, was allegedly shot dead by state police personnel who came to arrest the party's panchayat samiti member, Bishnu Barman, in Kaliaganj on Wednesday night.

"The police shot dead Mritunjay Burman in Radhikapur late on Wednesday night. They came to arrest Kaliaganj Panchayat Samiti member Bishnu Barman and failing to find him, they killed his nephew Mrityunjoy Burman, who is also an active member of the BJP," the BJP MP from North Bengal said, reported ANI.

"Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is planning to wipe out BJP from West Bengal," she said.

The BJP denied involvement in the Kaliaganj police station attack.

She added, "We also have video footage of miscreants attacking the police station. We will also investigate the incident at our end."

"A trigger-happy West Bengal police shot dead 33-year old Rajbonshi youth named Mrityunjay Burman (son of Rabindranath Burman) in Chadga village under Radhikapur Gram Panchayat in Kaliaganj," BJP's Amit Malviya tweeted.

"Yesterday afternoon, after Mamata Banerjee declared war on the people of Uttar Dinajpur, who have been demanding CBI inquiry in the rape and murder of a minor girl, West Bengal police, as if on cue, barged into the house of BJP Panchayat Samiti Member Vishnu Burman at 2.30am.

"Unable to find him, out of frustration, and desperately wanting to please their political master, killed Mrityunjay in cold blood," he added.

The BJP leader stated that there was an undemocratic bloodbath rule in Bengal under Mamata Banerjee. He claimed that it began on 2 May 2021, after the Assembly results were announced and is ongoing to date.

The Bengal Chief Minister accused the BJP of "violence" and "hooliganism" during the Kaliaganj incident and the ensuing attack on the police station.

Banerjee said she had directed police to take action against Kaliachak violence perpetrators.

"Such hooliganism -- a police force being attacked and public property damaged -- is unacceptable. I have asked the police to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book. The incident involving the minor girl will be investigated and so will the violence that followed," Banerjee said.

"Even when the (minor girl's) body was taken, stones were pelted. I will direct the police to arrest the accused (behind the violence) and attach their properties or else such hooliganism won't stop," she added.

"BJP brought people from Bihar, who beat up the women police personnel brutally. I am not saying that the Kaliaganj incident was planned. It's an unfortunate incident and we are with the family. But what happened later was planned," the Chief Minister said.

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