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After Dalit youth, another BJP worker's body found hanging from pole in West Bengal's Purulia; NHRC sends notice to state government

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 June 2018, 12:31 IST

A couple of days after an 18-year-old Dalit youth, a BJP member was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal's Purulia district, another body of a BJP worker was found hanging from an electric pole on Saturday in the same district of West Bengal, according to reports. The Saffron party alleged that the TMC is behind the cruel murder of 32-year-old Dulal Kumar. The BJP worker had gone missing on Friday.

The BJP alleged that the 32 -year-old party worker, who was found hanging from an electric pole in Balarampur, was murdered by TMC supporters for participating in a thana gherao protest organised by the party, according to News18.

Taking to Twitter, BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said that Dulal's murder is quite similar to that of BJP activist Trilochan Mahato who was found dead last Wednesday.

According to media reports, on Friday, the NHRC sent a notice to the West Bengal government over the incident. The commission in a statement observed that the content of the news report, if true, amounts to gross violation of human rights of the victim. It has issued a notice to the West Bengal chief secretary, seeking a detailed report.

"Several other local BJP leaders have been threatened after the BJP won many seats in the district. The father of the deceased has alleged that his son was killed by the workers of the Trinamool Congress (TMC)," the commission said, quoting from reports.

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First published: 2 June 2018, 12:31 IST
 
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