The death of a 34-year-old man at Gayeshpur city in Nadia district on Sunday (November 1) triggered a political slugfest. The name of the deceased is Bijoy Shil. 

The family members of Bijoy claimed that he was murdered. BJP, which claimed the deceased was a party member, pointed a finger at Trinamool and called a 12-hour bandh in Kalyani on Monday (November 2).

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According to sources, Shil left home in Gayeshpur on Saturday (October 31) evening and did not return until the next morning. His family received information about his death after locals found him hanging from a tree in the morning. Police suspected it to be suicide but clarified that the actual cause of death would be ascertained after the post-mortem report.

The BJP tweeted “Bijoy Shil, only aged 34 and an active BJP worker, was murdered and found hanging in Nadia. Same pattern in every murder by the goons. Use of terror to stop the working of BJP? We won’t stop and the BJP will ensure justice for all the murdered workers! These political murders must stop.”

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Refuting BJP’s allegation, Trinamool claimed Shil had committed suicide. A local TMC leader said, “There is no political connection to this case. The BJP has learnt this new tactic to gain sympathy by turning every suicide or murder into a political murder.”

Bijoy Shil’s family, however, said he was not associated with any political party. “None of us is into politics. He was seen with local political leaders. But those were casual chitchat,” a family member said.