The BJP says Dulal Kumar was a party worker, a claim refuted by his mother who said they all support the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
Days after a young BJP worker was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal’s Purulia, a 30-year-old man’s body was found dangling from a high tension electric tower in the district’s Dabha village. The BJP says Dulal Kumar was a party worker, a claim refuted by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) as well as his mother, who said the family supports the TMC. She also dismissed the suicide angle.
“We started looking for him around 9 pm. When I called on his mobile phone, he picked up and disconnected the call,” Rupchand Kumar, Dulal’s cousin, said.
Dulal went missing since last 8 days and left home on his motorcycle.
The BJP claims Dulal had actively worked in the recent past panchayat elections. Angry party supporters allegedly refused to allow police to bring his body down. Villagers also surrounded the cops and Deputy Superintendent of Police Atul Chatterjee’s vehicle was ransacked. BJP supporters have reportedly blocked the Balrampur-Baghmundi road in protest.
Written on the back and front of his white T-Shirt was a scary message, repeated in a note found on a piece of paper left at his feet dangling just inches from the ground.
Roughly translated, the messages said, “This is for doing BJP politics from age 18. Been trying to kill you since the vote. Failed. Today you are dead.”