Balarampur: The body of an 18-yr-old man, whom claimed BJP as its member, was found hanging on a tree near his home in Purulia district on wednesday morning.
The Trinamool congress was strongly criticized by BJP chief Amit Shah, who said the ruling dispensation has “surpassed the violent legacy of the communist rule in West Bengal.”
According to a senior district police officer, an unsigned handwritten letter in Bengali was found near the body.
“Because you are involved with the BJP even when you are only 18 years, it has claimed your life. I have been searching for you since the panchayat elections and now you are dead,” the officer said quoting from the note.
Over the incident , assailing the Trinamool Congress, Shah wrote on twitter, “Deeply hurt by the brutal killing of our young karyakarta, Trilochan Mahato, in Balarampur, West Bengal. A young life full of possibilities was brutally taken under state’s patronage. He was hanged on a tree just because his ideology differed from that of state sponsored goons.”
In another tweet he wrote, “The present TMC govt in West Bengal has surpassed the violent legacy of Communist rule. Entire BJP mourns this tragic loss & stands firmly with Trilochan Mahato’s family in this hour of grief. His sacrifice for organisation & ideology will not go in vain.”
The party’s national secretary Rahul Sinha said, the youth was associated with the party and asked “Is it democracy where a young man is being killed just because he was associated with the BJP?”
The Trimool congress termed the allegations of BJP as baseless and concocted.