Kolkata: In the middle of a state-wide complete lockdown, a BJP booth worker was seriously injured after she was shot at by unidentified miscreants near her house at Raghudevpur village near Bishnupur in South 24 Parganas district today (September 7). BJP allege that the armed miscreants of the Trinamool party caused the incident. However, no response has been received from the TMC yet. The woman was admitted to SSKM Hospital in critical condition.

Residents of the area complained that about 10-15 armed miscreants attacked Arun Naskar's house in the area this morning (September 7). Arun is known as a BJP activist in the area. According to some locals, Arun was not at home at the time. Therefore, miscreants started abusing Arun's wife Radharani before opening fire at her from point-blank range, injuring her critically.

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The miscreants fled soon after the incident leaving the lady covered in blood at the spot. Soon locals rushed her to Kolkata and admitted her at SSKM hospital after traveling over 40 km in a private vehicle.

Blaming the local “TMC goons” for the brutal attack on her party worker, BJP state Mahila Morcha president Agnimitra Paul said, “Since the victim sustained multiple bullet injuries at the back of her head, her condition is very critical.” She also blamed the state government for the alleged breakdown of law and order in the state when even a woman was not spared by the ruling party goons who opened fire on her.

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Meanwhile, protesting the “unprovoked attack” on the local party leader, BJP workers at Bishnupur area, despite the lockdown, held a massive protest rally in the area demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.

However, local Trinamool leadership have denied any involvement of party workers in the incident and described it as the result of the intraparty feud among the local leadership of the BJP over the formation of its booth committee at Raghudevpur.