West Bengal Assembly polls: BJP worker found hanging in Nandigram, tension escalates
Uday Dubey was found hanging at his home in the Bhekutia area of Nandigram in the morning, BJP leaders said.
A BJP worker was found hanging at his home in Nandigram in a suspected case of suicide on Thursday when the constituency went to polls in the second phase of Assembly elections in Bengal. BJP leaders have pointed fingers at the ruling TMC over the death.
Uday Dubey was found hanging at his home in the Bhekutia area of Nandigram in the morning, they said.
Dubey was under tremendous stress as he was receiving threats from the TMC after he attended a roadshow of superstar Mithun Chakraborty who campaigned in the area in support of BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari on March 30, BJP leaders alleged.
Reacting to the incident, Suvendu Adhikari said on Thursday, “A BJP worker was beaten up in Samsabad's Kanchan Nagar area today. One Amirul is behind the death by hanging of a BJP worker in Nandigram. The police are taking action. But overall situation today is peaceful.”
Meanwhile, reports have said BJP has claimed that Dubey could also have been hanged by TMC ‘goons’. However, TMC has denied the charges and hit out at the BJP for indulging in politics over a death.
Police said a case of unnatural death has been lodged, and the exact cause could be ascertained after receiving the post-mortem report. His body has been sent for post-mortem.
An investigation into the incident is underway and central forces have been deputed in the area to control the situation.
Nandigram is under heavy security cover with prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC being clamped in view of the high-voltage contest between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her former aide, Adhikari.