Krishnnanagar, May 14:Three TMC activists died in clashes with a combined opposition of BJP-CPM and Congress in Nadia when they tried to resist alleged booth capturing bids in three separate places. Motorbike borne Trinamul activists had a horrible day in Santipur and in several other parts of the district as the aggressive villagers backed by BJP, CPM and Congress chased them out of polling stations, beaten up and set their motorbikes on fire before handing them over to police.
In the first incident that occurred in Babla Sardarpara village when TMC activists Sanjit Pramanik was beaten to death and two others were critically injured. The incident occurred when he accompanied with a group of bike borne Trinamul activists allegedly tried to capture two booths of a polling station at Babla Sardarpara primary school on Monday morning. The villagers, a combined opposition of BJP, CPM and Congress had cordoned off the polling station, dragged out the miscreants and brought them in front of the villagers for punishment. While three managed to escape, the three others were beaten up brutally by the mob that also set their motorbikes on fire. A police team rescued them and took to Santipur state general hospital where Sanjit Pramanik, 27, a resident of Santipur Sarbanandipara declared brought dead.
The deceased youth, who was the only son of a weaver, had passed MA in Bengali literature from Rabindra Bharati University in 2014 and since engaged in search of a job. The youth who was never involved with any political affair, however, for the last two years, was working as an office assistant to Santipur’s Trinamul MLA Arindam Bhattacharya.
Villagrs alleged that at about 9.40 six youths in three bikes entered the school premise and started indiscriminate firing. They entered the polling station and asked the voters in the queue to leave. The six youths in two groups entered two polling booths separately and locked the doors from inside before started voting at random in favour of TMC. The villagers soon came back in large number and cordoned off the school and started throwing arrow with their bows through windows. Villagers later dragged out the miscreants and started beating. While three managed to flee, the rest was caught by the villagers who beaten them up brutally. Sanjit died on the way to hospital.
In the second incident Trinamul activist Krishnapada Sarkar (51) died when he was hit with bamboo during a clash between Trinamul and BJP activists in Dakshin Jitpur. A mob of villagers chased some Trinamul activists allegedly jamming booth. The villagers chased the Trinamul activists which led to a clash in which seven persons including Krishnapada were injured. He was taken to Tehatta sub divisional hospital from where he was transferred to Saktingar district hospital in Krishnanagar. But, Krishnapda died late in the afternoon.
In the third incident, Bhola Dafadar (51), a TMC activist died after he was allegedly trying to
capture a booth in Nakashipara’s Bil Kumari village. The villagers chased him to his residence, where Bhola was alleged stabbed him and also fired at from very close range to kill him on the spot. Police sources said, the deceased Trinamul worker was a known antisocial element in the area. Dafadar was originally a CPM supporter who joined Trinamul around and a year ago. Police sources said that the murder is a fall out of old rivalry as the miscreants having allegiance with CPM killed him using an opportunity when Dafadar was allegedly trying to capture booth with help of other party activists.