BJP Worker Found Dead In Malda

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Malda: The body of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, who was missing for two days, was found in Badhapukur, Malda, just a day after the party observed a ‘Black day’ in West Bengal in protest against violence in the state.

The deceased BJP worker has been identified as Ashish Singh, aged 47.

The body had several wound marks on it and a probe in the matter has been initiated by the English Bazar police.

The BJP will stage another protest in the state against the killing of its workers.

The saffron party, on Monday, had also observed a 12-hour shut down in Basirhat where the BJP and the TMC workers had clashed on Saturday.

Till Sunday, bodies of at least three persons killed in the clashes in Sandeshkhali had been recovered, while several others remained missing.

The BJP has claimed that five of its workers were killed, whereas the ruling TMC claimed that one was killed.

Responding to the Centre in a letter, the West Bengal government claimed the situation in the state was “under control” and there was no failure on part of its law enforcement agencies.