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West Bengal: BJP leader's daughter kidnapped at gunpoint from ‘home’ in Birbhum; one suspect detained

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 February 2019, 13:59 IST

Days after TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by unknown men in Kolkata’s Nadia district, a local BJP leader’s daughter has been allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint from her residence by a gang in West Bengal’s Birbhum district.

As per reports, one suspect has been detained for the questioning in connection with the kidnapping of political leader’s daughter.

BJP leader Suprabhat Batyabyal, who switched from TMC around five months ago, was not home when a gang broke into his house at Labhpur area and kidnapped his 22-year-old daughter, according to his brother. 

"Five miscreants barged into the house around 8 pm, on finding out that Suprabhat was not home. First, they confined us in a room and locked it from outside. Then, at gunpoint, they dragged my niece out and forced her into a car, which was parked near our home, and drove off," Sujit Batyabal said.

Before joining the TMC, Suprabhat Batyabal was a district committee member of the CPI(M).

The SP said that the police haven't found any political motive behind the incident so far. 

"We are investigating into the incident from all seconds. Prima facie, we haven't found any political motive behind the kidnapping, but no possibility can be ruled out," Superintendent of Police Shyam Singh.

The incident has sparked panic among the local people, who have blocked Suri- Katwa road in the district on Thursday night, demanding to trace down the girl immediately.

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First published: 16 February 2019, 13:59 IST
 
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