Kolkata: Three Trinamool Congress leaders were murdered in two separate incidents on Friday.
According to the police, Ahmed Ali Biswas was at a local tea shop when unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants hot him dead in Nadia’s Hanskhali in the morning. The locals rushed the TMC leader to Bagula Gramin Hospital where doctors declared him as ‘brought dead’. His body was sent to Shaktinagar district hospital for post-mortem.
In the second incident at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar, three out of four members of a family were stabbed to death. Bimal Kumar Burman, 68, his wife Nilima Burman, 52, were killed and their elder daughter Runa Burman, 24, also succumbed while being taken to the hospital. Their younger daughter Iti Burman, 22, who was injured is undergoing treatment.
Talking to the FPJ, the wife of the dead TMC leader said, “I was told the miscreants were covering their face with a black cloth. The murderers were the BJP supporters.”
Prime accused had an affair with the victim's daughter
While Nilima Burman was an elected Gram Panchayat member for Trinamool Congress from Sitalkuchi, her husband was the Sitalkuchi block president of the Scheduled Caste/ Schedule Tribe/ Other Backward Class cell of the state's ruling party.
Additional district police superintendent Amit Verma said that the prime accused Bibhuti Bhusan Roy and two of his associates have already been arrested from the crime spot.
Further investigation is on, he added.
Meanwhile, as per the locals, Bibhuti Bhusan Roy was in a relationship with Iti, which her family strongly disapproved of.
This morning, on hearing screams, the neighbours rushed to the Burman's residence only to find the four family members lying on the grounds bleeding profusely and the three accused standing at the spot.
The neighbours nabbed the three and handed them over to the police.
Although there were frequent fights over the alleged affair, none could imagine that the matter would take such a tragic turn, the neighbours said.
(with agency inputs)
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