Cooch Behar: The rift among leaders of Trinamool and those of the party’s youth wing is wide open in Dinhata, particularly after the murder of an outgoing panchayat member on Wednesday.
Party leaders have blamed youth wing supporters for the murder and staged demonstrations demanding their arrests.
On Thursday morning, Mian’s supporters gathered near the hospital where he was declared brought dead on Wednesday night, blocking the main road and demanding that unless the attackers are arrested, they would not allow his body to be taken away for post-mortem.
Abu Mian 55, an outgoing member of the Gitaldaha-1 panchayat under Dinhata-1 block and Sitai Assembly seat, was hacked to death by a group of miscreants at Kharija Haridas Khamar village, around 15km from Dinhata town.
Mian had won as a Congress nominee in 2013 and later joined Trinamool. This time, his wife Jarina Bibi has been fielded in his seat by Trinamool. The youth lobby has put up parallel candidates in several seats across the block, particularly in the two lower tiers. It has fielded Sabana Parvin Bibi against Jarina.