Suspected supporters of Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) attacked the house of BJP parliamentarian Rebati Mohan Tripura on Friday night at Durgapur under Gandachera subdivision in Dhalai district of Tripura.
However, at the time of the attack, the Tripura East Lok Sabha MP was not at his house as he had left for Agartala to catch a flight for Delhi on Saturday, said sources.
“The attackers burned down one bike, damaged a car and pelted bricks at the MP’s house, which is located near the border outpost of the 71 Battalion of BSF,” sources said.
The IPFT is the partner in the coalition government of Tripura led by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). However, both the parties fought the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls separately.
According to eyewitnesses, the attackers also opened three rounds of fire from country-made gun and raised Twipraland slogan allegedly in front of police.
“The attack may be a repercussion following the victory rally that took place yesterday which was participated by the MP along with hundreds of BJP supporters,” sources added.
One of the eyewitness, Jubarai Tripura, who is also the brother of the MP, alleged, “The attackers earlier opened three rounds of fire from a country-made gun and the incident took place in front of police.”
He said, “If the MP is not safe, what would be condition of the common people.”
Meanwhile, the situation has become tense as BJP supporters have gathered there with rods, sticks and other things to retaliate the attack by suspected IPFT supporters.
Senior police officials, including the superintendent of police (SP), are supposed to reach the spot.