A TIPRA Motha supporter has been killed in Jarulbachai in West Tripura district.

The victim has been identified as Bishwa Lakshmi Debbarma, a resident of Trish Chandra Para area of Jarulbachai on Sunday.

The woman’s body was discovered in a garden near her residence on Sunday evening.

Locals alleged that the murder of the victim was politically motivated as she was a supporter of TIPRA Motha.

Superintendent of police of West Tripura, Manik Das said that the murder occurred because of existing political differences between two families.

According to police sources, the 45-year-old victim’s husband Kamal Debbarma had a quarrel with Sanjoy Debbarma over politics.

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The victim tried to stop the two and was later stabbed to death with a sharp weapon by Sanjoy, who is an IPFR supporter.

Sanjoy is currently absconding.

The situation in the area also turned tense after news about Debbarma’s murder spread, leading to clashes between supporters of TIPRA Motha and IPFT on Sunday night.

At least four houses of IPFT supporters were burnt during the clash.

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