Birbhum, August 18: Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were killed in separate incidents in West Bengal since August 17. Dalu Sheikh, a BJP leader of Birbhum district of the state, was killed by unidentified criminals on Saturday evening. The incident took place at Mirbandh village in the Labhpur area of the district. Amit Shah Claims 80 BJP Workers Killed in Last One-and-Half-Year, Holds Mamata Banerjee For Violence in West Bengal.
According to a report published in Hindustan Times, Sheikh was attacked with bombs not far from his home. He died on the spot. Locals staged a protest and stopped the police from taking the body for post mortem. The police resorted to lathicharge to bring the situation under control. Earlier, Sheikh was a worker of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). West Bengal: Wife of Killed BJP Worker Alleges Police Negligence, Demands Justice for Husband.
BJP workers also alleged that they were attacked at the Hatia village on Sunday morning when they were passing through the village for holding the protest outside Labhpur police station. BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu blamed Trinamool Congress government in the state for the attacked, He told Hindustan Times, “There is no such thing as law and order in Bengal, especially in Birbhum district. Our workers are being repeatedly targeted by the Trinamool Congress.”
Meanwhile, in another incident, Abdur Kader Mollah was killed in 24 Parganas (North) district of the state on Sunday morning. According to the report, his body was fished out of the Kalnagini river by local fishermen.