Purulia BJP Workers Death Case: Dilip Ghosh Meets Deceased Families


Purulia: State party chief Dilip Ghosh goes to Purulia’s Balarampur to meet BJP workers family members who died mysteriously.

BJP president Amit Shah will visit Purulia’s Balrampur area amid a row over the alleged killing of its two workers there in the aftermath of the violence-marred panchayat elections.

BJP state general secretary, Sayantan Basu said Shah will visit West Bengal for two days from June 27 . “On June 28 Amit Shah ji will visit Purulia’s Balrampur area. He will hold meetings with district leaders there. The rest of the schedule is yet to be approved,” Basu said.

The two BJP workers – Trilochon Mahato and Dulal Kumar – had been found hanging in Balarampur last week. Trinamul had denied the BJP charge that the ruling party had eliminated the two.

Partha Chatterjee, the Trinamul secretary general and a minister, quoted the post-mortem report to say Dulal had committed suicide. The BJP, however, contested the claims of Trinamul and sought CBI probes into the deaths.

Last week the BJP brought out a “maha-michhil” in Purulia town and organised sit-in demonstrations in front of the offices of district magistrate and superintendent of police to protest the murders.

BJP’s state general secretary Sayantan Basu and Mahila Morcha president Locket Chatterjee led around 10,000 protesters in Purulia.

Two BJP activists 35-year-old Dulal Kumar and 20-year -old Trilochan Mahato were found hanging in West Bengal’s Purulia district on June 2 and May 31 respectively in two separate incidents in a span of three days. The BJP had alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) was behind the killings. However, the TMC has denied the BJP charge.

After the death of Mahato, Amit Shah had tweeted: “Deeply hurt by the brutal killing of our young karyakarta, Trilochan Mahato, in Balarampur, West Bengal. A young life full of possibilities was brutally taken under state’s patronage. He was hanged on a tree just because his ideology differed from that of state sponsored goons.”