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West Bengal: Another BJP worker found hanging in Purulia, party blames ruling TMC behind killings

On Saturday morning, a BJP supporter was found hanging from a high-tension power tower in Balrampur, Purulia. This is a second such incident in less than a week in the state.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Kolkata [ Updated: June 02, 2018 13:43 IST ]

On Saturday morning, a BJP supporter was found hanging from a high-tension power tower in Balrampur, Purulia.  

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal behind the killings of party workers in the state. On Saturday morning, a BJP supporter was found hanging from a high-tension power tower in Balrampur, Purulia. This is a second such incident in less than a week in the state.

The man identified as Dulal Kumar was reportedly missing from his house since Friday night. The case has been handed over to the CID, ADG Law and order Anuj Sharma said. 

Meanwhile, TMC MP Derek O' Brien condemned the incident and rubbished allegations of his party's involvement in the killings. O' Brien said the incidents must be probed from all angles.

"Strongly condemn this despicable act.All angles must be probed.Perpetrators of the heinous act must be punished.What role did J'khand border play?What elements of Bajrang Dal,Maoist or BJP involved.Let truth be found by investigation," Derek O' Brien said.

On Wednesday, the body of the 18-year-old youth, Trilochon Mahato, whom the BJP claimed as its member, was found hanging from a tree near his home in Purulia district in West Bengal.

An unsigned hand-written note was also found with the body which stated that "he was punished for working with BJP".  

"It is very unfortunate that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who initiated a democratic movement against the Marxist violence in Bengal, has left the Marxists behind in government-sponsored violence," BJP party's national general-secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged. 

Vijayvargiya has approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over the killings of BJP workers in Bengal. "We do not trust state government, police and the CID. We want NHRC do conduct  a thorough investigation in the incident," the BJP letter said in his letter to the NHRC.

Watch: Another BJP worker found hanging in Purulia

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