Two Trinamool supporters were arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of a CPM panchayat candidate’s husband in Jamuria near Asansol on Monday.
Sheikh Hasmat, a CPM supporter and husband of Monowara Bibi, the CPM candidate of Madhudanga gram panchayat under Jamuria police station near Asansol was killed when bombs were hurled at him while he was on his way to cast ballot. Report says he had refused to relent to TMC men’s threats of returning home without voting.
CPM supporters had in retaliation chased the Trinamool group that allegedly killed Hasmat and hacked a ruling party supporter called Raj Kumar Kora to death.
Trinamool has threatened to hit the streets from tomorrow if those accused of killing Kora are not arrested by tonight. “We will gherao Jamuria police station and protest,” said Purnasashi Roy, Trinamool’s Jamuria block president.