There were several injury marks across the body that gives rise to suspicion that BJP worker Anil Singh could have been brutally tortured before being burnt in Bengal
Kolkata: Bengal’s tryst with ghastly violence seems to be a vicious cycle. The latest scapegoat is a BJP cadre Anil Singh who has been charred to death. This horrific incident took place in Bengal's Malda district. His charred body was found in Badhapukur area of Malda. The BJP worker had been missing for the last two days.
On Wednesday (June 12), the BJP was quick to blame the ruling Trinamool Congress for this heinous crime. Bengal BJP sarcastically tweeted, "Why are the chest thumping liberals of ‘award wapasi’ fame silent now? Is it because West Bengal is not ruled by the BJP, yet?"
There were several injury marks across the body that give rise to suspicion that Singh could have been brutally tortured before being burnt.
This shocker comes closely after the Sandeshkhali violence where at least three BJP workers were found murdered and one TMC worker lost his life. The violence started over hoisting of flags in Basirhat area, 65 kilometers from Kolkata. Following which the BJP demanded president’s rule in the state and the Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had to rush to Delhi to apprise the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the home minister Amit Shah about the situation.
Even on Wednesday (June 12), a march was organised by the BJP to protest against that violence. And now BJP sources say the party may hold another protest march in Kolkata to lodge its protest against Singh's murder.
Singh’s horrific murder by burning him down comes a day after the BJP's face in Bengal Mukul Roy wrote a letter to Shah demanding an NIA probe into the matter of "illegal Rohingyas in West Bengal”.
The ministry of home affairs (MHA) had also sent an advisory to the Bengal government that drew sharp reaction from the TMC. In an unusual move, the party wrote back to Shah alleging the advisory was an attempt to dislodge the Mamata Banerjee government.
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