Nandigram, April 1: 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.
BJP worker Uday Dubey was found hanging at his home in the Bhekutia area of Nandigram on Thursday morning when polling began for the assembly election. BJP leaders have said Dubey was under tremendous stress as he was receiving threats from the TMC after he attending the recent roadshow of superstar Mithun Chakraborty.
Mithun Chakraborty campaigned in Nandigram in support of BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari on March 30. BJP has said TMC had threatened the BJP worker on Wednesday night, hours ahead of the polling, reported.
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 the overall situation today is peaceful.”
Meanwhile, reports have said BJP has claimed that Dubey could also have been hanged by TMC’s goons. However, TMC has denied the charges and hit out at the BJP for indulging in politics over a death.
“Dubey killed himself due to a family problem,” a senior TMC leader claimed.
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, Suvendu Adhikari.