Kolkata: A tragic incident unfolded on Sunday morning as 64-year-old Khatun Bewa, a Congress woman activist, was allegedly lynched by ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists in Ghoramara, Murshidabad district, West Bengal.
Bilal Mondal, the younger brother of the deceased, revealed that Khatun Bewa was not only a devoted Congress supporter but also a dedicated follower of the state Congress president and veteran party Lok Sabha member, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
“Some of the miscreants having backing of the ruling party started showering abuses in front of her house. As my elder sister protested, she was lynched in the process. We demand exemplary punishment for the culprits,” Mondal said.
District Trinamool Congress leader Ashok Das denied the allegations and claimed that the unfortunate event was the result of a quarrel between neighbours.
“Congress leadership in the district is trying to add political colour by unnecessarily dragging our name in this,” he said.
With this fresh killing, the total number of casualties in the state has touched 56 since June 8 when the polling date for panchayat election was announced.