Edited By: Oindrila Mukherjee
Last Updated: January 19, 2023, 18:43 IST
Only six hours after the meeting elections had been declared in Tripura, an alleged political homicide was reported from Surma meeting constituency on Thursday. A Tipra Motha Dal employee was attacked by unidentified individuals when he was on his method dwelling after finishing his work. His get together has accused the BJP of finishing up the assault.
Police have arrested 5 individuals in reference to 44-year-old Pranajit Namasudra’s homicide. They had been recognized as Nitya Shuklabaidya, Shri Krishna Mallik, Gopal Namasudra, Rasmohan Das, Nishikant Dev. Two accused in the case, recognized as Raju Dev and Kajal Namasudra, are on the run.
According to police, Pranajit was a frontrunner from the Surma centre of the Tipra Motha Dal. Miscreants first vandalised his automobile after which fatally attacked him on the pinnacle, police added.
Police stated Pranajit was along with his buddy when the incident occurred late on Wednesday. The miscreants stopped his car, dragged him out and assaulted him, extra superintendent of police Binoy Kishore Debbarma informed PTI.
The ASP stated a police workforce, on being alerted, rushed to the spot and took Pranajit to Kamalpur hospital, the place docs then referred him to Kulai district hospital. “On being taken to Kulai health facility, Pranajit was declared brought dead around 11.30 pm,” he added.
Taking to Twitter, the regional outfit’s chief Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma appealed for peace. “Please don’t react or do anything. I am personally verifying what has happened! Last thing we need is violence in the build up to the election,” he tweeted.
Please do not react or do something . I’m personally verifying what has occurred ! Last factor we want is violence in the construct as much as the election . https://t.co/Iv80nMapVK— Pradyot_Tripura (@PradyotManikya) January 18, 2023
He later wrote a tribute on Twitter, calling Pranajit a “warrior”. Pradyot Kishore stated his “sacrifice shall not go in vain” and questioned the Election Commission over its claims of “zero violence”.
RIP My Dear Warrior! Your sacrifice shall not go in useless.We stand by the household of Pranoyjit Namasudra and shall instantly present them with monetary help and in addition handle the ‘Sraddha Karma’. What Happened to zero violence claims of State Election Commision ? pic.twitter.com/CLkVnegwuA— Pradyot_Tripura (@PradyotManikya) January 19, 2023
The incident got here a day after a Congress rally got here underneath assault in West Tripura district’s Majlishpur meeting constituency. Ten get together members, together with AICC basic secretary Ajay Kumar, suffered accidents in the assault.
Elections to the 60-member Tripura meeting might be held on February 16. Votes might be counted on March 2.
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