In poll-bound Tripura, Madhusudan Deb, a BJP booth president of Ramnagar was found murdered on Sunday. Deb was missing since Friday afternoon. The BJP had earlier accused CPI-M of abducting Deb.
Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma camping in Tripura tweeted, “Much to our shock & horror we discover today that our missing booth president of Ramnagar Sri Madhusudan Deb is brutally murdered by @cpimspeak goons. The white attire of Manik Sarkar ji is getting deeply stained by blood of innocent and people shall avenge this soon. Shame!”
The BJP on Saturday pointed a finger of suspicion at the ruling CPI-M saying that Madhusudhan Deb, missing for the past 24 hours, might have been abducted.
Police however claimed Deb, an autorickshaw driver, was a ‘habitual drunkard’ and often disappeared on earlier occasions also.
Poll related violence is a common phenomenon in Tripura. In December last a newly joined BJP activist was barbarically murdered in Northern Tripura’s Kanchanpur sub-division allegedly by CPI-M cadres.
There were several cut marks on the body of the deceased identified as one Sunil Deb. His body was found lying in a drain near Kanchanpur market area. BJP alleged CPI-M hands behind the murder.
Another BJP supporter Gour Hari Molsom was shot dead allegedly by CPI-M supporters in November at Raipara village of Atharabla under Killa police station in Udaipur. The deceased, Gahur Hari Molsom, was a member of BJP Bagma Mandal 30/11 booth committee.
On January 3 last, a BJP supporter Amulya Malakar of Rajnagar under PR Bari police station in South Tripura was hacked to death allegedly by a CPI-M supporter while five others including two were seriously injured.
In yet another incident of murder in January Chiranjit Das, a BJP Yubha Morcha worker of Kathacherra village under Sidhai PS of Shimna constituency was allegedly murdered by Kartik Das who is a CPI-M supporter.