Tripura: Attack on CPI-M leader sparks tension in Aralia colony

Tripura: Attack on CPI-M leader sparks tension in Aralia colony

AGARTALA | Sept 6, 2019:

Tension sparked off today at Aralia Rishi Das colony after the locals staged a road blockade and burnt tyres as a mark of protest against the attack on CPI-M leader recently.

It may be mentioned here that the locals took to the streets after a senior CPI-M leader, Bipad Bandhu Rishi Das was brutally attacked by unidentified miscreants. The locals have demanded the immediate arrest of the accused.

According to police sources, Bipad Bandhu Rishi Das, who is a former elected councillor of AMC and incumbent nominated member besides being a senior leader of CPI (M)'s West district committee and Scheduled Caste Coordination Committee, was on his way back home through Panchabati market on a motor bike with his daughter at around 9-45 in the night when suddenly a gang of alleged BJP's 'Juba Morcha' workers, who were dancing in the Panchabati market in an inebriated condition stopped Bipad Bandhu's motor bike. They started beating up Bipad Bandhu in front of his daughter and other people seriously injuring him.

The local people shifted him to trauma centre of GBP hospital where he had to undergo Citi-Scan and took four stitches on his battered head besides a number of bruises on his body.

CPI (M) MLAs and leaders of party's Scheduled Caste Co-ordination Committee, Sudhan Das and Ratan Bhowmik rushed to the GBP hospital and took care of Bipad Bandhu's treatment.

He is reportedly out of danger but the "unprovoked" attack on Bipad Bandhu and its aftermath have left a bitter taste in the entire Aralia and Pratapgarh area.

The CPI (M) MLAs — Sudhan Das and Ratan Bhowmik condemned the attack on Bipad Bandhu and demanded immediate arrest of culprits involved in the attack on their party's AMC councillor.

Following the attack, the locals blocked the road demanding the arrest of the accused prompting the police force to rush to the spot. It was only after assurance was given by police authority that the locals withdrew the blockade.

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